Announcement by HKSAR Government

As the Coronavirus continues to impact the operations of businesses, the Chamber would like to share with members some information about the outbreak we have received from government and other reliable sources. We will continue to update this as and when we receive the information. Should you wish to add any information to this hub, please email to admin@swisschamhk.org

Please also visit our upcoming events page as we will continuing our efforts to provide information and insight to you by hosting a series of webinars covering a variety of topics relevant to the current situation and other industry trends.

June 4

CHP announces no new local case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/03/P2020060300575.htm
– No new cases
– Total now 1,094 (1,093 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,039 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 6, 3, 2, 3, 13, 0,1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 8, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 4

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1094 cases of COVID-19, including 1093 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1039 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 51 cases were still hospitalised .

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/03/P2020060300513.htm

Hong Kong Customs reminds public to avoid using loose-packed surgical masks
http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/03/P2020060300662.htm
Hong Kong Customs says latest test results of surgical masks revealed that the bacterial counts of one type of loose-packed surgical mask exceeded the maximum permitted limit, in contravention of the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance (CGSO). Customs reminds members of the public to avoid using loose-packed surgical masks as their safety is in question while the sources are unknown and basic product descriptions are missing.

Latest progress of Arts and Culture Sector Subsidy Scheme under Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/03/P2020060300379.htm

Letter from Secretary of Food and Health Sophia Chan to the Financial Times

Government signs service level agreements with banks for Cash Payout Scheme (i.e. $10,000 payment)
http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/03/P2020060300487.htm
The Government on June 3 signed service level agreements with representatives of 21 banks for the Cash Payout Scheme… The 21 banks that entered into agreement with the Government  will provide the electronic registration platform for the Cash Payout Scheme. To receive the payment with their sole-name bank account, eligible people may register through the relevant bank’s website or Internet banking service, which is the fastest way to receive payment. They may also submit a paper registration form to the respective bank.

LegCo Qs on COVID-19 topics

LCQ4: Stability and development of financial market
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/03/P2020060300463.htm

LCQ9: Support for hotel and guesthouse industry
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/03/P2020060300342.htm

LCQ11: Application of technology in efforts to combat COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/03/P2020060300405.htm

LCQ15: Distance Business Programme
http://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/03/P2020060300303.htm

LCQ16: Provision of assistance for people not covered by relief measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/03/P2020060300293.htm

LCQ19: Use of Chun Yeung Estate as temporary quarantine centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/03/P2020060300337.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires September 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 July

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases June 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/03.htm

All press releases June 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

June 3

CHP announces three new local case of COVID-19
– 6 new cases (1 with travel history))
– Total now 1,094 (1,093 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,038 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 6, 3, 2, 3, 13, 0,1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 8, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 4, 0

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1094 cases of COVID-19, including 1093 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1038 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 52 cases were still hospitalised

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/02/P2020060200730.htm

Government announces latest disease prevention measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/02/P2020060200949.htm
– Regulations on group gatherings and for business and premises extended until August 31
– Two category system on quarantine regime to be introduced for arrivals into Hong Kong
– Quarantine regulations to be extended until September 18

The current amendments mainly serve to provide a statutory basis on which the Government may make, based on latest developments, assessment on the latest public health risks of relevant countries and regions, and in turn determine their category of specified places as the epidemic situation changes locally and overseas. The relevant mechanism provides us the flexibility to discuss immigration control measures other than compulsory quarantine with relevant regions subject to their public health risks, thus encouraging gradual resumption of movement of people and thereby spurring related economic activities. We have all along maintained close communication with relevant Mainland and Macao authorities on this front under the framework of joint prevention and control. We will announce the relevant details as soon as possible should there be new arrangements.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/02/P2020060200781.htm
A 43-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for three weeks by the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts on June 2 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C). The man was issued a compulsory quarantine order stating that he must conduct quarantine at a designated hotel in Central for 14 days. When Police were deployed to the scene on May 20, he was found to have left the place of quarantine and taken off his electronic wristband without reasonable excuse or permission by an authorised officer before the expiry of the quarantine order.

Second batch of Hong Kong residents stranded in India to take special flight to return home
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/02/P2020060200475.htm
The second batch of Hong Kong residents stranded in India will take a special flight arranged by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government to return home. The flight is tentatively scheduled to depart from Mumbai for Hong Kong on June 3 in the early morning at the earliest. This flight will assist Hong Kong residents who are now located in Mumbai and those in its surrounding areas with special needs such as people with illness, pregnant women and children, as well as family members travelling with them.

Subsidy Scheme for Employment Agencies to be introduced under Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/02/P2020060200842.htm

LCSD provides ex-gratia payment to personnel affected by cancellation of programmes
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/02/P2020060200792.htm
The ex-gratia payment is being made to personnel engaged in recreation and sports programmes organised or subvented by the LCSD, including coaches and instructors, to relieve the impact of the pandemic.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases June 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/02.htm

All press releases June 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

June 2

CHP announces three new local case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/01/P2020060100641.htm
– 3 new cases
– Total now 1,088 (1,087 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,037 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 3, 2, 3, 13, 0,1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 8, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1088 cases of COVID-19, including 1087 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1037 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 47 cases were still hospitalised

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/01/P2020060100490.htm

Early testing and detection of COVID-19
As some people infected with COVID-19 only have mild symptoms, members of the public are advised to seek medical advice promptly when feeling unwell, so that appropriate management can be given at the earliest possible time. Apart from the accident and emergency service of public hospitals and general out-patient clinics, they may also visit private clinics and hospitals, and make a request to their private doctors for COVID-19 testing when there is any suspicion. The Department of Health will provide testing for free. Patients can return the specimen
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/list_of_collection_points_en.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3Ue1ekdrUwMCQ61lZIQapS6D5ri22nlWamtVamgjA2vNIvMCeyqyQyNIY by their private doctors, family members or friends the same morning. Patients of private doctors may also choose to use the door-to-door specimen collection service http://www.csaa.com.hk/blog/door-to-door-specimen-collection-service-new?fbclid=IwAR0Ilffts_mbTVbkIZ_j5N26j7bpuWREvCgUy_FXwi4_iq5eKA6ZANXcVaY  and the service fee is HKD$100. Infographics in 11 languages (English, Chinese and 9 ethnic minority languages) are available.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases June 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202006/01.htm

All press releases June 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

June 1

CHP announces two new local case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/31/P2020053100486.htm
– 2 new cases
– Total now 1,085 (1,084 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,037 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 2, 3, 13, 0,1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 8, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1085 cases of COVID-19, including 1084 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1037 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 44 cases were still hospitalised

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/31/P2020053100551.htm

Hong Kong residents stranded in Nepal to take special flights back home
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/31/P2020053100409.htm
The special flights are tentatively scheduled to depart Kathmandu on June 1. The flights are expected to carry about 330 passengers to return Hong Kong.

Seize the opportunity and register online for CuMask+™
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/31/P2020053100242.htm
The Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB) appealed to residents to seize the opportunity and register online (qmask.gov.hk). As at 9am on May 31, the CuMask+™ online registration system has received over 1.37 million registrations, covering more than 3.75 million registrants in total. Over 3.23 million masks have been delivered successfully by the Hongkong Post.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 31
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/31.htm

All press releases June 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

CHP investigates four additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
– 4 new cases (all with travel history)  
– Total now 1,045 (1,044 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  944 discharged19-day sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 4, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1,045 cases of COVID-19, including 1044 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 944 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 97 cases were still hospitalisedPublic hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/07/P2020050700424.htmITB thanks public support for CuMask+™
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/07/P2020050700642.htm
The CuMask+™ online registration system had received over 720,000 registrations, covering two million registrants in total on the first day of registration on May 6.Speedpost service to Singapore suspended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/07/P2020050700574.htmHong Kong’s latest foreign currency reserve assets figures released
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/07/P2020050700400.htm
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced on May 7 that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$441.2 billion as at the end of April 2020 (end-March 2020: US$437.6 billion) (Annex)… total foreign currency reserve assets of US$441.2 billion represent over six times the currency in circulation or about 46 per cent of Hong Kong dollar M3.Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.htmlCHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.htmlBooklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdfHK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboardPrevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599GFAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.htmlPrevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599FCompulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599DCompulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 JuneWHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.htmlFact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdfAll press releases May 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/07.htmAll press releases May 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 31

CHP announces 3 new local case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/30/P2020053000674.htm
– 3 new cases (all with travel history)
– Total now 1,083 (1,082 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,036 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
–  3, 13, 0,1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 8, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1, 0

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1083 cases of COVID-19, including 1082 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1036 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 43 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/30/P2020053000614.htm

The Government launches “Enhanced Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector”
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/30/P2020053000797.htm
The Government will launch the “Enhanced Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” (Enhanced ASPM) under the “Anti-epidemic Fund” by extending the subsidised period of the previous ASPM for three months (i.e. June to August 2020) and relax the caps on headcounts of the “Anti-epidemic Hardship Allowance” (“AHA”) per eligible building block to 100.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/30.htm

All press releases May 31
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 30

CHP announces 13 new local case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/29/P2020052900659.htm
– 13 new cases
– Total now 1,080 (1,079 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,035 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
–  13, 0,1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 8, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1,  0, 0

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1080 cases of COVID-19, including 1079 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1035 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 41 cases were still hospitalised

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/29/P2020052900526.htm

Preventive Measures Further Enhanced as HKIA Gradually Resumes Transfer/Transit Services on 1 June 2020
https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/media-centre/press-release/2020/pr_1450
Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has implemented a host of enhanced health measures at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to prepare for the gradual resumption of transfer/transit services on 1 June 2020. In tandem with the gradual resumption of transfer/transit services, all passengers, including departing, arriving and transfer/transit passengers, as well as airport staff are required to wear face masks in all passenger accessible areas of HKIA’s restricted area from 1 June 2020 until further notice.

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/29/P2020052900669.htm
A 57-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for 10 days by the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts today (May 29) for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C)

Enhancement measures to 80 per cent and 90 per cent Guarantee Products under SME Financing Guarantee Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/29/P2020052900604.htm

Application period for Catering Business (Social Distancing) Subsidy Scheme to end on June 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/29/P2020052900612.htm

Subsidy for public light buses, local ferries and taxis under second round of Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/29/P2020052900607.htm

Anti-epidemic Subsidy Scheme for the Laundry Trade opens for application
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/29/P2020052900219.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/29.htm

All press releases May 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 29

CHP announces no new local case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/28/P2020052800475.htm
– No new cases
– Total remains 1,067 (1,066 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,035 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
–  0,1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 8, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1,  0, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1067 cases of COVID-19, including 1066 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1035 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 28 cases were still hospitalised

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/28/P2020052800455.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/28.htm

All press releases May 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 28

CHP announces one new local case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/27/P2020052700534.htm
– One new case (with travel history)
– Total now 1,067 (1,066 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,034 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
–  1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 8, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1,  0, 0, 2, 0

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1067 cases of COVID-19, including 1066 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1034 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 29 cases were still hospitalised .

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/27/P2020052700570.htm

Tax exemption for Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/27/P2020052700379.htm

Government to gazette waiver of registration and related fees for healthcare professionals
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/27/P2020052700365.htm
The waiver will be valid for three years with effect from July 1, 2020. During the concession period the fees payable in respect of statutory registrations/enrolments for the 13 healthcare professions as well as the fees payable in respect of the issuance and/or renewal of practising certificates that take effect during the concession period will be waived,

Hong Kong senior secondary schools resume classes smoothly
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/27/P2020052700785.htm
Secondary 3 – 5 classes resumed smoothly

CNBC content partnership on HK’s response to COVID-19
Bringing a pandemic to heel
https://www.cnbc.com/advertorial/bringing-a-pandemic-to-heel/

LCQ9: Relief measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/27/P2020052600633.htm
 
LCQ10: Privacy issues related to virus testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/27/P2020052700246.htm

LCQ19: Supporting public light bus trade
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/27/P2020052700328.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/27.htm

All press releases May 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 27

CHP announces no new local confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/26/P2020052600504.htm
– No new cases
– Total remains 1,066 (1,065 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,033 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
–  0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 8, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0  3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1,  0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1066 cases of COVID-19, including 1065 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1033 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 29 cases were still hospitalised

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/26/P2020052600453.htm

Latest directions under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/26/P2020052600775.htm

Man fined for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/26/P2020052600577.htm
A 42-year-old man was fined $10,000 by the Shatin Magistrates’ Courts on May 26 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C) (the Regulation).  The man was earlier issued a compulsory quarantine order stating that he must conduct quarantine at home for 14 days. Before the expiry of the quarantine order, he left the place of quarantine without reasonable excuse nor permission given by an authorised officer and was stopped by staff of the Immigration Department at Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao-Bridge Control Point on March 24.

Latest arrangements for LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/26/P2020052600454.htm
All of the LCSD’s performance venues, namely Hong Kong City Hall, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Ko Shan Theatre, Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre, the Yau Ma Tei Theatre, the Kwai Tsing Theatre, North District Town Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall, Tai Po Civic Centre, Tsuen Wan Town Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall, the Yuen Long Theatre, the Hong Kong Coliseum and Queen Elizabeth Stadium, will reopen on June 1. Major facilities of the venues such as concert halls, theatres, auditoriums, cultural activities halls and arenas will only be open for hirers’ rehearsal use and performances or activities without live audiences before June 15. Speech day events will be cancelled.

Disbursement of subsidies begins today for Subsidy Scheme for Beauty Parlours, Massage Establishments and Party Rooms
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/26/P2020052600573.htm

Club-house Subsidy Scheme, Amusement Game Centres Subsidy Scheme and Mahjong/Tin Kau Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme under Anti-epidemic Fund continue to disburse subsidies
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/26/P2020052600755.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/26.htm

All press releases May 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 26

CHP announces no new local confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/25/P2020052500591.htm
– No new cases
– Total remains 1,066 (1,065 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,030 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 0, 2, 8, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0  3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1,  0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1066 cases of COVID-19, including 1065 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1,030 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 32 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/25/P2020052500542.htm

Woman sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/25/P2020052500734.htm
A 23-year-old woman was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for 10 days by the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts on May 25 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C).

Hong Kong Customs arrests director of trader supplying suspected law-breaking surgical masks
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/25/P2020052500500.htm

External merchandise trade statistics for April 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/25/P2020052500410.htm
In April 2020, the values of Hong Kong’s total exports and imports of goods both recorded year-on-year decreases of 3.7% and 6.7% respectively.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/25.htm

All press releases May 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 25

CHP announces no new local confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/24/P2020052400462.htm
– No new cases
– Total remains 1,066 (1,065 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,030 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 0, 2, 8, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0  3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1,  0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1066 cases of COVID-19, including 1065 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1,030 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 32 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/24/P2020052400472.htm

SED’s “Letter to Hong Kong” on class resumption
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/24/P2020052200538.htm
“Prudent assessment on the pandemic development by health experts, and continuous communications with school representatives, have given us confidence to allow classes to resume in a gradual and orderly manner after almost four months of suspension. Secondary Three to Secondary Five students will return to school on May 27, Primary Four to Secondary Two on June 8, and Kindergarten Three to Primary Three on June 15. International schools have a different school setting, as well as learning and teaching arrangements, and are hence allowed to tailor their class resumption timetable as long as the necessary preventive measures are met.– Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung.

Government statement on comments by foreign politicians (May 24)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/24/P2020052400831.htm

S for S statement (May 25)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/25/P2020052500037.htm

 

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/24.htm

All press releases May 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 24

CHP announces no new local confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/23/P2020052300448.htm
– No new cases
– Total remains 1,066 (1,065 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,029 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 2, 8, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0  3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1,  0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1066 cases of COVID-19, including 1065 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1,029 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 33 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/23/P2020052300468.htm

“Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” under “Anti-epidemic Fund” continues to disburse subsidies
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/23/P2020052300579.htm

Transcript of remarks by CE at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/22/P2020052200913.htm

CE’s Statement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/22/P2020052200488.htm

Safeguarding National Security – SJ’s Blog (May 24)
https://www.doj.gov.hk/eng/public/blog/20200524_blog1.html

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Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/23.htm

All press releases May 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 23

CHP investigates two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/22/P2020052200636.htm
– 2 new cases (both with travel history)
– Total now 1,066 (1,065 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,029 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 2, 8, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0  3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1,  0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1066 cases of COVID-19, including 1065 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1,029 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 33 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/22/P2020052200542.htm

Secondary 3 to 5 students to resume classes next Wednesday
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/22/P2020052200600.htm

Government announces mechanism for directors of listed companies or listing applicants to apply for exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/22/P2020052200694.htm

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/22/P2020052200686.htm
A 51-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for four weeks by the Eastern Magistrates’ Courts on May 22 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C).

ENB to offer more than 500 time-limited jobs under Green Employment Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/22/P2020052200520.htm
In view of the severe blow brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic to the economy of Hong Kong, the Environment Bureau (ENB) will launch the Green Employment Scheme (GES) as an initiative to create jobs. The GES will provide more than 500 time-limited jobs in the realm of environmental protection in the coming months to offer employment opportunities and further promote green actions. The first batch of more than 100 jobs will open for recruitment through different channels next week.

Hong Kong Customs ties in compliance promotion with enforcement operation and investigates law violation case involving surgical masks
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/22/P2020052200656.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/22.htm

All press releases May 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 22

CHP investigates eight additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/21/P2020052100696.htm
– 8 new cases (all with travel history)
– Total remains 1,064 (1,063 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,029 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 8, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0  3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1,  0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1064 cases of COVID-19, including 1063 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1,029 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 31 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/21/P2020052100706.htm

Mechanism for enterprises with operating base relating to logistics, port and/or shipping business in Mainland to apply for exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/21/P2020052100437.htm

Man sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/21/P2020052100765.htm
A 60-year-old man was sentenced to immediate imprisonment for four weeks by the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts on May 21 for violating the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C).

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/21.htm

All press releases May 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 21

CHP announces no new local confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/20/P2020052000547.htm
– No new cases
– Total remains 1,056 (1,055 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,026 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0  3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1,  0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1056 cases of COVID-19, including 1055 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1,026 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 26 cases were still hospitalised..

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/20/P2020052000604.htm

Announcement by Judiciary
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/20/P2020052000511.htm
A person wearing an electronic wristband/monitoring wristband was found on the lower ground floors of the High Court (HC) Building this morning. The incident has been referred to the Police.

LCQ1: Relief measures of the Government
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/20/P2020052000404.htm

LCQ3: Tackling the epidemic and related matters by the Hospital Authority
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/20/P2020052000473.htm

LCQ5: Impacts of discarded face masks on the environment and ecology
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/20/P2020052000560.htm

LCQ6: Quarantine facilities
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/20/P2020052000576.htm

LCQ12: Justifications for offering special subsidies to exchange participants and SFC licensees
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/20/P2020051900645.htm

LCQ15: The reusable CuMask+™
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/20/P2020052000356.htm

LCQ16: Arrangements for class resumption
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/20/P2020052000397.htm

LCQ19: Relief measures amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 epidemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/20/P2020052000252.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/20.htm

All press releases May 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 20

CHP investigates no additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/19/P2020051900500.htm
– No new cases
– Total remains 1,056 (1,055 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,025 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0  3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1,  0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1056 cases of COVID-19, including 1055 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1,025 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 27 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/19/P2020051900476.htm

Government announces latest social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/19/P2020051900837.htm
The prohibition of group gatherings with more than eight persons in public places under Cap. 599G will remain in force for 14 days until June 4, 2020… The measures have balanced the oft-competing factors of public health protection, economic impact and social acceptance. They would help maintain social distancing while allowing room for gradual resumption of social activities. The Government will continue to closely monitor the epidemic situation and review the various measures in place from time to time with a view to suitably adjusting them taking into account all relevant factors.

Government refutes unfounded claims on further relaxation for group gatherings
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/20/P2020052000026.htm
In response to comments saying that further relaxation of restrictions on group gatherings under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) (the Regulation) involved political consideration, a Government spokesperson said such allegations were totally unfounded … Even though the situation in Hong Kong has become more stabilised in terms of the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the recent weeks, taking into account the local cluster cases last week without known sources, the impending school resumption, and concerns of the community and experts about whether the cluster cases would cause large-scale outbreak in the community, we are of the view that the current social distancing measures should generally be maintained for 14 days, including the restrictions on group gatherings, and will conduct further review having regard to the development of the epidemic situation.

Latest service arrangements for LCSD public swimming pools and beaches
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/19/P2020051900687.htm
–  33 public pools to reopen from May 21
–  15 gazetted beaches to reopen on May 23

Manufacturers under Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme to begin supplying masks to Government
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/19/P2020051900391.htm

CuMask+™ quality assured
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/20/P2020052000025.htm
The manufacturer responsible for the mass production of CuMask+™️ is certified to the ISO 9001 quality management system.  Quality control is in place during production. Should any defect or stain be found in the process, the masks produced will not pass the quality requirement.

Government announces mechanism for legal and dispute resolution services providers to apply for exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/19/P2020051900564.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/19.htm

All press releases May 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 19

CHP investigates no additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/18/P2020051800519.htm
– No new cases
– Total remains 1,056 (1,055 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,025 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0  3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1,  0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4,

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1056 cases of COVID-19, including 1055 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1,025 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 27 cases were still hospitalised  

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/18/P2020051800551.htm

Government announces mechanism for persons engaged in technological R&D co-operation-related activities in the Mainland, Macao or Taiwan to apply for exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/18/P2020051800724.htm

Government announces mechanism for The University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen Hospital and Hong Kong enterprises providing medical or dental services in the Mainland to apply for exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/18/P2020051800825.htm

Mechanism for enterprises with provision of construction-related professional services in Mainland to apply for exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/18/P2020051800599.htm

Government announces mechanism for registered practice units of HKICPA to apply for exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/18/P2020051800541.htm

Two offenders sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine order
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/18/P2020051800789.htm

Government announces details of Subsidy Scheme for Securities Industry under Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/18/P2020051800492.htm

Disbursement of subsidies to construction industry under the second round of the Anti-epidemic Fund in progress
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/18/P2020051800761.htm

SFH attends 73rd World Health Assembly via video conferencing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/18/P2020051800554.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/18.htm

All press releases May 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 18

CHP investigates three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/17/P2020051700656.htm
– Three new cases (all with travel history)
– Total now 1,056 (1,055 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,024 discharged
 
28-day rolling sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 3, 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0  3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1,  0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1056 cases of COVID-19, including 1055 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1,024 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 28 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/17/P2020051700499.htm

Tuen Mun Hospital announces temporary suspension of negative pressure system in isolation ward

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/17/P2020051700672.htm

Chartered flight taking Hong Kong residents stranded in India back home departed from New Delhi
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/18/P2020051800057.htm
There are 249 Hong Kong residents on board, including seven children under two years of age. Upon arrival, the returnees will proceed to the Department of Health’s Temporary Specimen Collection Centre at AsiaWorld-Expo by coaches for compulsory COVID-19 testing.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/17.htm

All press releases May 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 17

CHP announces no new local confirmed cases of COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/16/P2020051600488.htm
–  No new cases
– Total remains 1,053 (1,052 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,022 discharged
 
28-day sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 1, 1, 3, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1053 cases of COVID-19, including 1052 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1022 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 27 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/16/P2020051600485.htm

Distance Business Programme opens for applications from May  18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/16/P2020051500583.htm

Under the Programme, the funding ceiling is $100,000 for each IT solution and the relevant training expenses for the employees. Each enterprise may receive total funding of up to $300,000 to undertake a distance business project to be completed within six months.

Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector under Anti-epidemic Fund continues to disburse subsidies
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/16/P2020051500768.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/16.htm

All press releases May 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 16

CHP investigates one additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/15/P2020051500660.htm
–  One new case (with travel history)
– Total now 1,053 (1,052 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 1,019 discharged
 
27-day sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 1, 1, 3, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1053 cases of COVID-19, including 1052 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1,019 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 30 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/15/P2020051500554.htm

University Grants Committee allocates an additional $250 million to support research projects on COVID-19 and other novel infectious diseases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/15/P2020051500339.htm
In response to the COVID-19 epidemic and its evolving global impact, the University Grants Committee (UGC) and the Research Grants Council (RGC) have allocated a one-off additional funding of $150 million and $100 million respectively under the Collaborative Research Fund and the Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) to support the UGC-funded sector in conducting research related to COVID-19 and other novel infectious diseases (NIDs).

Housing Authority to inspect communal drainage pipes for its public rental housing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/15/P2020051500701.htm
Under the epidemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), many members of the public are very concerned about the conditions of the drainage system in their buildings. As a preventive measure, the HA will launch a programme to proactively inspect the communal drainage pipes of its PRH (including communal drainage pipes inside some of the rental units).

Economic situation in the first quarter of 2020 and latest GDP and price forecasts for 2020 (with photo/video)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/15/P2020051500447.htm
The economic recession deepened in Hong Kong in the first quarter of 2020, as the threat of COVID-19 and the necessary anti-epidemic measures seriously disrupted a wide range of local economic activities and supply chains in the region. With the disease evolving into a pandemic in March, the economic fallout became even more severe. Real GDP contracted sharply by 8.9% in the first quarter from a year earlier, after declining by 3.0% in the preceding quarter. On a seasonally adjusted quarter-to-quarter comparison, real GDP plunged by 5.3% in the first quarter, after a decrease of 0.5% in the preceding quarter. Both rates of decline were the steepest for a single quarter on record.

Credit card lending survey results for first quarter 2020

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/15/P2020051500356.htm
Total card receivables dropped by 10.0 per cent in the first quarter to HK$123.9 billion at end-March 2020, in part due to lower card usage after the passing of the festive and tax payment season and in part reflecting a decline in consumer activities amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The combined delinquent and rescheduled ratio rose to 0.43 per cent at end-March 2020 from 0.33 per cent at the previous quarter-end. This level is still low by historical standards.

HKTB April Arrivals
The HKTB announced that the provisional figure for visitor arrivals to Hong Kong in April was about 4,100, representing a daily average of about 100, a year-on-year drop of almost 100%. The number of arrivals remained extremely low mainly because of stringent immigration control and quarantine measures implemented by the governments of Hong Kong and most countries and regions around the world. To gradually drive a tourism revival, the HKTB will launch a series of tourism promotion initiatives to stimulate spending and promote a positive ambience in Hong Kong by encouraging locals to rediscover the tourism characteristics of different neighbourhoods and communities to send a positive message to visitors and restore their confidence in the city.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/15.htm

All press releases May 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 15

CHP investigates one additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/14/P2020051400601.htm
–  One new case
– Total now 1,052 (1,051 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  1,009 discharged
 
26-day sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 1, 3, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1052 cases of COVID-19, including 1051 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 1009 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 39 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/14/P2020051400495.htm

Chinese Medicine clinics present an option for fighting the epidemic and rehabilitation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/14/P2020051400728.htm

Strategic directions set for driving genomic medicine in Hong Kong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/14/P2020051400636.htm
Among the specific recommendations put forth by the Steering Committee, the $1.2 billion-budget Hong Kong Genome Project (HKGP) has been accorded the top priority. This is a large-scale genome sequencing project, with the pilot phase focusing on patients and their family members with undiagnosed disorders and hereditary cancers. Up to 40,000 to 50,000 genomes would be sequenced. The Hong Kong Genome Institute will take forward the implementation of the HKGP.

Transcript of remarks by FS at media session
“As to the timing for the distribution of the $10,000 to qualified Hong Kong permanent residents, our plan is to start registration towards the end of June, start the payment in July, and we believe most of the eligible individuals will be able to get their payments by the end of August.” – FS Paul Chan

Two persons responsible for carrying on catering business convicted for contravening Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/14/P2020051400663.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/14.htm

All press releases May 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 14

CHP investigates three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/13/P2020051300664.htm
–  Three new cases (1 with travel history)
– Total now 1,051 (1,050 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  1,008 discharged
 
25-day sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 3, 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/13/P2020051300438.htm

HKSAR Government arranging chartered flight to bring back Hong Kong residents stranded in India
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/13/P2020051300612.htm
A Government spokesman said on May 13 that the first chartered flight to take Hong Kong residents stranded in India home is tentatively scheduled to depart New Delhi for Hong Kong on May 17 at the earliest. The first chartered flight will first assist Hong Kong residents who are now located in New Delhi and those in its surrounding areas with special needs such as people with illness, pregnant women and children, as well as family members travelling with them.

SED on class resumption and cross-boundary students
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/13/P2020051300493.htm

Applicants for Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme gradually notified of results
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/13/P2020051300673.htm

LCQ2: Information technology support for government personnel working from home
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/13/P2020051300327.htm

LCQ5: Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/13/P2020051300273.htm

LCQ6: Quarantine requirement for persons arriving at Hong Kong from the Mainland
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/13/P2020051300235.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/13.htm

All press releases May 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 13

CHP announces no new local confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/12/P2020051200440.htm
–  No new cases
– Total now 1,048 (1,047 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  991 discharged
 
23-day sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 0, 3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1,048 cases of COVID-19, including 1,047 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 991 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 53 cases were still hospitalized

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/12/P2020051200421.htm

BFAC appreciates Government’s efforts in launching further relief measures to support enterprises, employees and the public
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/12/P2020051200514.htm
The Business Facilitation Advisory Committee expressed appreciation of the efforts made by the Government in launching further relief measures to support enterprises, employees and the public. The Chairman of the BFAC, Mr Wong Ting-kwong, believed that the relief measures could help businesses stay afloat, keep workers in employment and relieve their financial burden under the COVID-19 epidemic. He hoped that the measures could provide help to enterprises and various trades as soon as possible to tide them over this difficult time. He also hoped that the economy of Hong Kong could recover very soon.

Disbursement of Subsidies under Club-house Subsidy Scheme under Anti-epidemic Fund begins
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/12/P2020051200681.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/12.htm

All press releases May 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 12

CHP announces no new local confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/11/P2020051100584.htm
–  No new cases
– Total now 1,048 (1,047 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  985 discharged
 
22-day sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1,048 cases of COVID-19, including 1,047 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 985 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 59 cases were still hospitalized or pending for admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/11/P2020051100488.htm

Surveillance for COVID-19 Further Enhanced in Public Hospitals
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/11/P2020051100677.htm
The Hospital Authority (HA) will conduct admission screening for a random sample of institutional residents and patients admitted to psychiatric wards beginning on May 12, to help mitigate the risk of community outbreak at an early stage.

North District Hospital announces malfunction incidents of the negative pressure system in the isolation ward
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/11/P2020051100741.htm

Hongkong Post’s response to media enquiries on delivery of re-usable mask
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/11/P2020051100900.htm
Hongkong Post received about 120,000 CuMasks+™ from the Government on May 10. Delivery was arranged for around 97 per cent of them on May 11 while delivery for the remaining quantity could not be arranged due to problem with delivery address and arrangement for re-delivery will be made today.

Cash subsidy for individual licensees in estate agency sector under Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/11/P2020051100504.htm

Subsidy Scheme for Beauty Parlours, Massage Establishments and Party Rooms opens for applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/11/P2020051100338.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/11.htm

All press releases May 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 11

CHP investigates three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/10/P2020051000610.htm
– Three new cases (all with travel history)
– Total now 1,048 (1,047 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 982 discharged
 
22-day sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 3, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1048 cases of COVID-19, including 1047 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 982 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 62 cases were still hospitalised or pending for admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/10/P2020051000443.htm

Delivery Arrangements of CuMask+™
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/10/P2020050900752.htm
The delivery of CuMask+™ would commence on May 11. Hongkong Post will arrange for door delivery of the daily CuMask+™ masks delivery orders received from the Government. HongKong Post targets to complete the despatch of daily delivery orders each day.

Latest arrangements on LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/10/P2020051000600.htm
More leisure and cultural venues of the LCSD will reopen on May 21. Some recreation and sports programmes as well as outreach music classes will also resume from June 1.

Transcript of remarks by SHA at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/10/P2020051000392.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/10.htm

All press releases May 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 10

CHP announces no new local confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/09/P2020050900447.htm
– No new cases
– Total remains 1,045 (1,044 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 967 discharged
 
21-day sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/09/P2020050900498.htm

Secretary for Innovation and Technology speaks on CuMask+™
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/09/P2020050900404.htm
I have to emphasise that all the products have been gone through a very comprehensive and very clear testing and certification process. The product can fully comply with the ASTM F2100 Level 1 requirement so that the product can fully meet the need to protect our people from COVID-19. I have to emphasise that this process must be done by proper laboratories. That’s what we have done.

SWD announces gradual resumption of subsidised welfare services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/09/P2020050900397.htm

Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector under Anti-epidemic Fund continues to disburse subsidies
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/09/P2020050800541.htm
As of May 9, the PMSA has received over 8,200 applications for the ASPM, of which over 3,850 applications have been approved. The approved applications involve subsidies of over $140 million and benefit around 22,000 building blocks and around 35 750 frontline property management (PM) workers.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/09.htm

All press releases May 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 9

CHP announces no new local confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/08/P2020050800430.htm
– No new cases
– Total remains 1,045 (1,044 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 960 discharged
 
20-day sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 4, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1045 cases of COVID-19, including 1044 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 960 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 81 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/08/P2020050800463.htm

SHA visits Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/08/P2020050800421.htm

Subsidies to local primary producers progressively disbursed and loan repayment deferral and interest waiver for Fisheries Development Loan Fund borrowers being rolled out smoothly
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/08/P2020050800606.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/08.htm

All press releases May 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 8

CHP investigates four additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
4 new cases (all with travel history)  
– Total now 1,045 (1,044 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  944 discharged 19-day sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 4, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1,045 cases of COVID-19, including 1044 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 944 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 97 cases were still hospitalised Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/07/P2020050700424.htmITB thanks public support for CuMask+™
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/07/P2020050700642.htm
The CuMask+™ online registration system had received over 720,000 registrations, covering two million registrants in total on the first day of registration on May 6.Speedpost service to Singapore suspended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/07/P2020050700574.htmHong Kong’s latest foreign currency reserve assets figures released
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/07/P2020050700400.htm
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced on May 7 that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$441.2 billion as at the end of April 2020 (end-March 2020: US$437.6 billion) (Annex)… total foreign currency reserve assets of US$441.2 billion represent over six times the currency in circulation or about 46 per cent of Hong Kong dollar M3. Handy LinksWebsite on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.htmlCHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.htmlBooklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdfHK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboardPrevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599GFAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.htmlPrevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599FCompulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
Expires June 18Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599DCompulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.htmlFact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdfAll press releases May 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/07.htmAll press releases May 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 7

CHP announces no new local confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600500.htm
– No new cases
– Total remains 1,041 (1,040 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  932 discharged

18-day sitrep of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600504.htm

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases (SCEZD) meeting reviews management of COVID-19 patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600679.htm
The SCEZD reached a consensus on the following recommendations based on the prevailing scientific evidence on COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2. Confirmed patients of COVID-19 can be released from isolation if:

(i) 10 days have passed since the onset of illness (or collection of the first positive sample for those who did not have any symptoms all along); and
(ii) Their clinical conditions improve and they are afebrile; and
(iii) Either:

  • With two clinical specimens of the same type (i.e. respiratory or stool) tested negative for RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 taken at least 24 hours apart. For patients whose stool specimen(s) ever tested positive, they should have two negative stool specimens collected 24 hours apart before release from isolation; or
  • Tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 antibody.

Anti-epidemic Fund Steering Committee convenes fifth meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600591.htm
The Steering Committee noted that, since the Legislative Council Finance Committee approved the $120.5 billion injection to the AEF on April 18, the details of over 20 second-round relief measures have already been announced and/or opened for application. Other measures will be launched as soon as possible with a view to providing timely relief to the affected sectors and individuals. The Steering Committee also noted that, to date, the AEF has paid out over $13 billion, and many businesses and members of the public have gradually received subsidies.

Close to 1.38 million registered for CuMask+™
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600714.htm
As at 3pm on May 6, the CuMask+™ online registration system had received over 500,000 registrations, covering close to 1.38 million registrants in total. The average waiting time was about one to two minutes. The Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB) reminds citizens that there is no need to rush. The registration period for CuMask+™ will last for one month till June 6.

CE visits CuMask+™ production workshop
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600753.htm
“CuMask+™ is a home-grown scientific research achievement with local application. The whole process has involved co-operation between the Government, industry, academia and the research sector and is an outstanding example of the use technology to improve people’s lives. It will also help solve the problem of the supply of face masks during an epidemic in the long run.” – CE Carrie Lam

AFCD continues closure of barbecue sites and campsites in country parks until May 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600706.htm

Government announces details of Subsidy Scheme for Beauty Parlours, Massage Establishments and Party Rooms
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600605.htm

HA approves extension of rent concessions to non-domestic tenants
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600334.htm

ENB disburses about $6.5 million to help ease difficulties of municipal solid waste transfer sector
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600201.htm

Tour Service Coach Drivers (Mainly Serving Tourists) Support Scheme opens for applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600542.htm

LCQ4: Relief measures under Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600330.htm

LCQ6: Assistance provided for unemployed
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600303.htm

LCQ10: Quarantine arrangements amid Coronavirus Disease 2019 epidemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600304.htm

LCQ14: Easing financial pressure brought about by fuel expenditure
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06/P2020050600328.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/06.htm

All press releases May 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 6

CHP announces no new local confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/05/P2020050500506.htm

– No new cases
– Total remains 1,041 (1,040 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  920 patients discharged

Rolling 17-day summary of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1041 cases of COVID-19, including 1040 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 920 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 117 cases were still hospitalised

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/05/P2020050500514.htm

Lifting of certain social distancing measures under Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/05/P2020050500874.htm

The Government will gazette the directions and amendments under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F) and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) as appropriate to relax some of the social distancing measures in relation to catering business, scheduled premises and group gathering in public places. The latest measures will come into effect from May 8, 2020 for 14 days till May 21, 2020.

Transcript of remarks of press conference
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/05/P2020050500841.htm
“If the situation continues to stay at the current level, no local cases, very few imported cases, then at the end of the 14-day period – that is May 22 – will be the time for more relaxation. On the other hand, if the situation turns a bit more tricky with suddenly a local case surfacing, then we will have to go back, maybe, to some suppression measures.  That’s why we said that we really have to monitor the situation very closely in order to take the necessary and pertinent response measures.” – CE Carrie Lam  

Government to distribute free reusable masks to all citizens
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/05/P2020050500692.htm
The CuMask+™ is developed by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel. It is a six-layer mask with special ergonomic features. Two of its layers contain copper which is capable of immobilising bacteria, common viruses and other harmful substances. The mask complies with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) F2100 Level 1 Standard in terms of particle filtration efficiency (PFE), bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE), resistance to penetration by synthetic blood, flammability and pressure resistance, and is reusable for up to 60 washes.

Places of Amusement Licence Holders Subsidy Scheme open for application
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/05/P2020050500225.htm

Provisional statistics of retail sales for March 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/05/P2020050500309.htm

The value of total retail sales in March 2020, provisionally estimated at $23.0 billion, decreased by 42% compared with the same month in 2019. The revised estimate of the combined value of total retail sales in January and February 2020 decreased by 31.8% compared with the same period a year earlier. For the first quarter of 2020, it was provisionally estimated that the value of total retail sales decreased by 35% compared with the same period in 2019.
 
Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/05.htm

All press releases May 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 5

CHP investigates one additional confirmed case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/04/P2020050400635.htm
– One new case (with travel history)
– Total now 1,041 (1,040 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 900 discharged

Rolling 16-day summary of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 1, 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1,041 cases of COVID-19, including 1040 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 900 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 137 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/04/P2020050400435.htm

Transcript of remarks by FS at media session (with video)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/04/P2020050400717.htm
“Our economic situation is very challenging. We are deep into recession. In terms of contraction in the GDP, it has been consecutively for four quarters now. If we look back in history, back in 2008 during the global financial crisis, we experienced similarly four consecutive quarters of contraction. Back to 1998 during the Asian financial crisis, there was a five-quarter consecutive contraction. At the moment, the situation in Hong Kong economically is very challenging. Although locally the epidemic situation seems to be under control, but the external environment is still very challenging. Globally, the epidemic is yet to be put under complete control. That will affect our export. That will also affect international traveling and business investment. So, going forward to the second quarter, we believe that even if there is improvement, it will be gradual and small.” – FS Paul Chan

Government announces mechanism for Hong Kong enterprises with manufacturing operations in the Mainland to apply for exemption from compulsory quarantine arrangement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/04/P2020050400339.htm
An exempted person must only travel to and stay in the city where the Mainland factory of his/her Hong Kong enterprise’s manufacturing operations is located, for supporting the operation and business of that factory. The exempted person must take every precautionary measure to ensure personal hygiene and avoid unnecessary social contact whilst in the Mainland. After returning to Hong Kong, the exempted person will be subject to medical surveillance arranged by the Department of Health during his/her stay in Hong Kong, and will be required to wear masks and check body temperature daily, as well as to report to the Department of Health on any discomfort.

Government reassigns three production lines from subsidy quota under Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/04/P2020050400663.htm
The Government estimates that, when all the 20 subsidised lines under the Scheme are in full production, every month they will collectively supply 33.85 million masks to the Government and supply a further 7.15 million to the local market.

$60 million allowance under AEF in support of cleansing and security staff paid in March
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/04/P2020050400550.htm

Applications for Catering Business (Social Distancing) Subsidy Scheme to start tomorrow
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/04/P2020050400757.htm

SCS inspects departments’ resumption of public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/04/P2020050400700.htm

SCMA inspects operation of medication delivery scheme for Hong Kong people in Guangdong and Fujian
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/04/P2020050400834.htm
To address the concern that the prescription medications taken by these Hong Kong residents may be running out, the Government introduced a special scheme on February 24 to deliver prescription medications to them, with priority given to those who will run out of prescription medications by end April… as at April 29, arrangements had been made to deliver prescription medications to more than 7 600 Hong Kong residents in need.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/04.htm

All press releases May 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 4

CHP announces no new local confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/03/P2020050300423.htm
– 0 new cases
– Total remains 1040 (1039 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 879 discharged

Rolling 15-day summary of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1040 cases of COVID-19, including 1039 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 879 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 157 cases were still hospitalised

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/03/P2020050300398.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/03.htm

All press releases May 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 3

CHP announces no new cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/02/P2020050200416.htm
– 0 new cases
– Total now 1,040 (1,039 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 864 discharged

Rolling 14-day summary of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1040 cases of COVID-19, including 1,039 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 864 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 172 cases were still hospitalised

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/02/P2020050200404.htm

“Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” under “Anti-epidemic Fund” continues to disburse subsidies
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/02/P2020050100699.htm
The PMSA has received over 8 160 applications for the ASPM, of which around 2 850 applications have been approved. The approved applications involve subsidies of over $100 million and benefit over 17 500 building blocks and around 25 500 frontline property management (PM) workers.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/02.htm

All press releases May 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 2

CHP investigates two additional confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/01/P2020050100567.htm
– 2 new cases (both with travel history)
– Total now 1,040 (1,039 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 859 discharged

Rolling 13-day summary of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1040 cases of COVID-19, including 1039 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 859 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 177 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/01/P2020050100489.htm

Distance Business Programme opens for IT service providers’ applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/01/P2020043000763.htm
To support enterprises to continue their business and services during the epidemic, the Programme provides funding support through fast-track processing for enterprises to adopt IT solutions for developing distance business… Under the Programme, for each IT solution and the relevant training expenses for the employees, the funding ceiling is $100,000. Each enterprise may receive total funding of up to $300,000 to undertake a project to be completed within six months.

Government provides financial assistance to PMQ tenants and cinemas

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/01/P2020042900772.htm
The Government’s financial assistance of $25 million to PMQ, under the second round of the Anti-epidemic Fund (AEF), will be used for waiving rentals and fees payable by PMQ tenants from today (May 1) until the end of 2020.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases May 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202005/01.htm

All press releases May 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

May 1

CHP announces no new confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/30/P2020043000428.htm
– No new cases
– Total remains 1,038 (1,037 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 846 discharged

Rolling 12-day summary of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1038 cases of COVID-19, including 1037 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 846 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 188 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/30/P2020043000455.htm

Latest implementation progress of Arts and Culture Sector Subsidy Scheme under Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/30/P2020042900849.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases April 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/30.htm

All press releases May 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 30

CHP announces no new confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/29/P2020042900523.htm
– No new cases
– Total remains 1,038 (1,037 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 830 discharged

Rolling 11-day summary of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1038 cases of COVID-19, including 1037 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 830 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 204 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/29/P2020042900579.htm

First batch of Hong Kong residents stranded in Pakistan to return home on chartered flight
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/29/P2020042900484.htm
The first batch of around 300 Hong Kong residents stranded in Pakistan would take a chartered flight tentatively scheduled for departure from Islamabad in the morning on April 30 (local time) and expected to arrive in Hong Kong in the afternoon on April 30. … Upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport, the returnees will proceed to the Department of Health’s Temporary Specimen Collection Centre at AsiaWorld-Expo by coaches for compulsory COVID-19 testing. After their deep throat saliva samples are collected, the returnees will be transferred by coaches to the quarantine centre at Chun Yeung Estate for a 14-day compulsory quarantine period.

HAB urges public to avoid going to Cheung Chau to participate in Jiao Festival activities
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/29/P2020042900422.htm

Transcript of remarks by SFH, SCED and SED at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/29/P2020042900711.htm
“What we have provided under the amended Cap. 599C (the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation) is a legal provision to allow travelling between Hong Kong and the Mainland, which is essential for Hong Kong’s economic development, covering, for example, production lines, professional services and business activities. Such activities are essential for Hong Kong’s ongoing development. But of course, we need to strike a balance between making sure that the epidemic won’t come back through these travelling (activities), and facilitating legitimate reasons for crossing the boundary. That’s why we need a scheme which will be open for application (so) that such persons would be able to come through the boundary with certain conditions (imposed).” – SCED Edward Yau

Fitness Centre Subsidy Scheme open for applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/29/P2020042900451.htm
The Scheme aims to provide a one-off subsidy of $100,000 to each eligible fitness centre to tide businesses over the financial difficulties arising from its closure pursuant to the Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (the Regulation)(Cap. 599F)

LCQ9: Anti-epidemic Fund relief measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/29/P2020042900756.htm

Franchised bus services to generally return to normal next week
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/29/P2020042900716.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires at midnight on 7 June

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases April 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/29.htm

All press releases April 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 29

CHP announces no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/28/P2020042800459.htm
– No new cases on April 28
– Total remains 1,038 (1,037 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  811 discharged

Rolling 10-day summary of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1,038 cases of COVID-19, including 1,037 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 811 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 223 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/28/P2020042800563.htm

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong (Amendment) (No.2) Regulation 2020 gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/28/P2020042800821.htm
Major amendments under the Amendment Regulation are: (1) extending the expiry date for the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C) to June 7, 2020; (2) broadening the exemption of person or category of persons from compulsory quarantine arrangement [i.e. cross-boundary students; and, those involved in manufacturing operations, business activities or professional services in the interests of HK’s economic development]

Technical amendments on Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance and subsidiary legislation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/28/P2020042800644.htm

Phased resumption of public services as epidemic situation stabilises
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/28/P2020042800362.htm
The Government will resume public services from May 4 while maintaining a high degree of vigilance and adopting all necessary precautionary measures. The first phase will start on May 4, during which public services would resume normal opening hours as far as possible. For example, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will re-open some of its outdoor facilities such as tennis courts and jogging tracks in sports grounds; the Housing Authority will gradually resume flat selections for the Home Ownership Scheme 2019; the Transport Department will resume road tests for driving examinations and the Social Welfare Department will resume normal opening hours of Social Security Field Units and work with NGOs with a view to progressively resuming home-based and community-based services for the elderly and persons with disabilities that have been scaled down or suspended.

Latest arrangements on LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/28/P2020042800479.htm
Non-fee charging outdoor leisure facilities to be reopened on May 6 include running tracks in sports grounds (for jogging only), fitness equipment, pebble walking trails, cycling facilities, badminton courts, tennis courts, skateparks, skateboard grounds, roller skating rinks, model car play areas, model boat pools and table tennis tables. Fee-charging outdoor leisure facilities to be reopened on the same day include tennis courts, bowling greens, Ngau Chi Wan Park Archery Range, Shek O Obstacle Golf Course and the archery range, golf driving range and practice greens at Tuen Mun Recreation and Sports Centre. Those to be reopened on May 11 are all indoor leisure facilities. They are badminton courts, squash courts, table tennis rooms/tables, the cycling track of Hong Kong Velodrome, indoor golf driving bays, indoor bowling greens, indoor jogging tracks and indoor tennis courts.

SCS inspects departments’ preparations for resumption of public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/28/P2020042800535.htm
“Government departments will continue to maintain a high degree of vigilance and adopt all the necessary precautionary measures. The Government will also closely monitor the situation and determine when to embark on a full resumption of normal business. I hope that members of the public will continue to fight the virus together with the Government so that we can win the war. I would also like to express gratitude to our colleagues for their commitment and dedicated efforts to serve the public during the epidemic.”- Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip

TAC briefed on public transport operators’ efforts in combatting COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/28/P2020042800353.htm
Transport Advisory Committee chairman, Professor Stephen Cheung said: “Members welcome that public transport operators have been stepping up cleansing and disinfection efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Members are also pleased to learn that public transport operators are adopting new technologies in disinfecting the vehicle compartments.”

Tenants of EcoPark, country parks and Hong Kong Wetland Park receive rental concessions of over $17 million
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/28/P2020042800248.htm

Applications for one-off subsidy for registered owners of goods vehicles and green minibus operators under Anti-epidemic Fund open
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/28/P2020042800301.htm

FEHD urges public to avoid grave-sweeping activities during long holidays
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/28/P2020042800245.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) appeals to members of the public to avoid grave sweeping during the long holidays as far as possible. Doing so can lessen crowd conditions and reduce close contact, thereby consolidating the recent progress made in reducing the risk of spreading the [COVID-19] virus through social contact.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases April 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/28.htm

All press releases April 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 28

CHP announces no new confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/27/P2020042700409.htm
– No new cases on April 27
– Total remains 1,038 (1,037 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 787 discharged

Rolling 9-day summary of new infections (most recent figure first)
– 0, 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1,038 cases of COVID-19, including 1,037 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 787 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 247 cases were still hospitalised  

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/27/P2020042700432.htm

LawTech Fund to open for applications on April 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/27/P2020042700514.htm
The Fund will be open for application starting tomorrow (April 28). Eligible law firms and chambers can each be given a reimbursement amount of up to $50,000.     The Law Society of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Bar Association will establish a Joint Committee to process and assess the applications for the Fund, as well as to arrange the disbursement of the funding. It is expected to benefit more than 60 per cent of law firms and more than 50 per cent of barristers’ chambers (a total of about 700 firms/chambers) in Hong Kong.

Amusement Game Centres Subsidy Scheme and Mahjong/Tin Kau Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme open for application today
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/27/P2020042700443.htm

Parking fees of government public car parks managed by Transport Department frozen for one year
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/27/P2020042700207.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases April 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/27.htm

All press releases April 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 27

CHP announces no new confirmed cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/26/P2020042600449.htm
– No new cases on April 26
– Total remains 1,038 (1,037 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  772 discharged

Rolling 8-day summary of new infections (today’s figure first)
– 0, 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1038 cases of COVID-19, including 1037 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 772 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 262 cases were still hospitalised (Figure 1).
 
Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/26/P2020042600427.htm

CE’s letter to Consular Corps and international chambers
English: https://www.ceo.gov.hk/eng/pdf/article20200425.pdf
Chinese: https://www.ceo.gov.hk/chi/pdf/article20200425.pdf

“The Government will continue to make an all-out effort to keep our workers employed, relieve the financial burden of businesses and members of the public, and pave the way for post-epidemic economic recovery. The two rounds of the Anti-epidemic Fund and related relief measures, together with the relief package in the 2020-21 Budget announced by the Financial Secretary earlier on (yet to be approved by the Legislative Council), amount to $287.5 billion, representing 10% of Gross Domestic Product. These measures are being implemented progressively to help businesses and members of the public tide over the difficult times.”  – CE Carrie Lam.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases April 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/25.htm

All press releases April 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 26

CHP announces two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/25/P2020042500569.htm
– 2 new cases
– Total now 1,038 (1,037 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 753 discharged

Rolling 7-day summary of new infections (today’s figure first)
– 2, 0, 2, 4, 4, 0, 2

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1038 cases of COVID-19, including 1037 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 753 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 281 cases were still hospitalised (Figure 1).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/25/P2020042500409.htm
 
HKSAR Government mapping out plans to bring back Hong Kong residents stranded in India and Pakistan by chartered flights
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/25/P2020042500628.htm

Subsidies to local primary producers open for registration and loan repayment deferral and interest waiver for Fisheries Development Loan Fund borrowers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/25/P2020042500554.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases April 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/25.htm

All press releases April 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 25

CHP announces no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/24/P2020042400451.htm
– 0 new cases
– Total remains 1036 (1035 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  725 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1036 cases of COVID-19, including 1035 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 725 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 307 cases were still hospitalised.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/24/P2020042400447.htm

Production line quota under Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme fully allocated
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/24/P2020042400559.htm
The Government estimates that, when all the 20 subsidised lines are in full production, every month they will collectively supply 34.55 million masks to the Government and a further 8.15 million to the local market.

Progress of Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme and Subsidy Scheme for Beauty Parlours, Massage Establishments and Party Rooms
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/24/P2020042400233.htm

“Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector (Phase II)” under “Anti-epidemic Fund” open for application today
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/24/P2020042400650.htm

Applications for subsidy scheme for tenants of cooked food/light refreshment stalls at FEHD markets to start on April 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/24/P2020042400743.htm

Applications for subsidy schemes for commercial bathhouse and places of public entertainment licence holders to start on April 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/24/P2020042400734.htm

Applications for subsidy scheme for tenants of cooked food/light refreshment stalls at FEHD markets to start on April 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/24/P2020042400743.htm

Business expectations for second quarter of 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/24/P2020042400374.htm

Police prohibit public meetings and object to public procession intended to be held on Hong Kong Island on May 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/24/P2020042400730.htm
Upon risk assessment, Police regarded that the public meetings and procession are high-risk activities with crowd gatherings. Police have grounds to believe that the activities do not only increase the risk of infecting COVID-19 by participants and other people, but also pose serious threat to the lives and health of all citizens, jeopardizing public safety and affecting the rights of others.

HKTB foresees new tourism landscape after pandemic  
https://partnernet.hktb.com/filemanager/intranet/pm/PressRelease/EnglishPress/Press%20Release%202020/04-Tourism%20Update-E-final.pdf
“The tourism landscape will be reshaped. In the post-pandemic world, we will see a shift in preference and behaviour among travellers – the public health conditions of destinations, and the hygiene standards of transportations, hotels and other tourism facilities will become a top priority; people will prefer short-haul breaks and shorter itineraries; wellness-themed trips will become a new trend. It is in fact an ideal time for us to review and rethink Hong Kong’s position in the global tourism market and elevate service standard. Together with the travel trade, the HKTB is going to map out the long-term development strategy for our tourism industry.” – HKTB chairman Dr YK Pang

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings [NEW]
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases April 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/24.htm

All press releases April 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 24

Good TGIF morning – some updates for you

CHP investigates two additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/23/P2020042300587.htm
– 2 new cases (both with travel history)
– Total now 1,036 (1,035 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  699 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1036 cases of COVID-19, including 1035 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 699 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 333 cases were still hospitalised

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/23/P2020042300502.htm

CS visits new quarantine units at JPC Centre at Pat Heung
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/23/P2020042300562.htm
The CS toured the new quarantine units and received a briefing from technical staff on how they managed to build 120 new quarantine units in around two months and sped up construction through the application of the modular integrated construction (MiC) method. He noted that the works started in February this year and were completed earlier this week. Together with about 80 quarantine units refurbished from existing quarters that commenced operation in late March, the JPC Centre provides more than 200 quarantine units in total.

Chinese medicine outpatient rehabilitation service for COVID-19-discharged patients
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/23/P2020042300593.htm
The Special Chinese Medicine Out-patient Programme provides COVID-19-discharged patients with an alternative rehabilitation treatment, while enabling the CM industry to assume a more active role in our anti-epidemic work. The Government has all along been maintaining close liaisons with the CM industry, providing them with updated information and guidelines on combating the epidemic such that we may make concerted efforts in the prevention and control of COVID-19.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

FAQ on new requirements to reduce gatherings [NEW]
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/social_distancing-faq.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases April 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/23.htm

All press releases April 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 23

CHP investigates four additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/22/P2020042200604.htm
– 4 new cases (all with travel history)
– Total 1,034 (1033 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 678 dischargedhttps://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1,034 cases of COVID-19, including 1,033 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 678 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 352 cases were still hospitalised (Figure 1). Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/22/P2020042200498.htmSHA meets the trade unions of property management sector affiliated to the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions on enhancing the “Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector”
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/22/P2020042200867.htmHandy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.htmlCHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.htmlBooklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdfHK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboardPrevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599GQ&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdfPrevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599FCompulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599DCompulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.htmlFact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdfAll press releases April 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/22.htmAll press releases April 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 22

Good morning – some updates for you

CHP investigates four additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/21/P2020042100562.htm
– 4 new cases
– Total now 1,030 cases (1,029 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 650 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1030 cases of COVID-19, including 1029 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 650 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 376 cases were still hospitalised (Figure 1).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/21/P2020042100531.htm

Latest directions under Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation and Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/21/P2020042100248.htm
In accordance with Cap. 599F and Cap. 599G, the SFH has issued the latest directions through notices in the Gazette today (April 21) to: (1) suspend the requirement for the number of customers in catering business premises at any one time to not exceed 50 per cent of the normal seating capacity of the premises; and (2) extend all other implemented requirements regarding catering business, scheduled premises and prohibition of group gathering by 14 days to be effective from 00.00am on April 24, 2020, till May 7, 2020.

Transcript of remarks by CE at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/21/P2020042100342.htm
“I have come to this view, together with the advice of the experts and my colleagues, that for the time being, the better balance to be struck and the safer approach to ensure all the successes that Hong Kong have achieved over the last three months will not be wasted, is to extend these social distancing measures for another 14 days, which would take us to the first week in May.” – CE Carrie Lam

Transcript of remarks by SFH at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/21/P2020042100473.htm
“In considering what to suppress and what to lift, we think this 50 per cent requirement (for seating capacity) can be lifted for the time being. We will continue to monitor the situation, and if there is an unsatisfactory situation like the restaurants being too crowded and so on, we do not rule out the possibility of changing it again or trying to suppress it again.” – SFH Sophia Chan

EDB provides more relief grants to affected sectors
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/21/P2020042100757.htm

Non-residential electricity accounts benefit from extension of electricity charges subsidy and residential electricity accounts receive both electricity charges relief and subsidy
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/21/P2020042100191.htm

HKMA triggers Strong-side Convertibility Undertaking
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/21/P2020042100576.htm
As risks posed by the COVID-19 on global economy are still evolving, financial markets will continue to see considerable volatility. The HKMA will continue to closely monitor the market situation and ensure Hong Kong’s money and foreign exchange markets operate smoothly. We will also maintain our currency stability in accordance with the Linked Exchange Rate System.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases April 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/21.htm

All press releases April 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 21

CHP announces no new confirmed cases of COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/20/P2020042000467.htm

– No new cases reported
– Total remains 1,026 (1,025 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 630 discharged

The CHP again urged members of the public to maintain an appropriate social distance with other people as far as possible in their daily lives to minimise the risk of infection. In particular, they should go out less and avoid social activities such as meal gatherings or other gatherings to reduce the chance of contacting infected persons who may not present any symptoms, and minimise the risk of outbreak clusters emerging in the community.

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1026 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 1025 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 630 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 392 cases were still hospitalized.

Government enhances testing arrangements for asymptomatic inbound travellers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/20/P2020042000699.htm
From April 22, all asymptomatic inbound travellers arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) will be mandated to wait for test results at a designated location after collecting their deep throat saliva samples for testing for COVID-19 at the Department of Health (DH)’s Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) at AsiaWorld-Expo under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance (Cap. 599). Depending on the arrival time of flights, and taking into consideration factors including infection control and crowd control as well as testing time, the DH will arrange those asymptomatic inbound travellers who need to wait for test results overnight to be temporarily accommodated in the DH Holding Centre for Test Result (HCTR) set up in the Regal Oriental Hotel.

Government to launch series of job retention and job creation measures to alleviate worsening unemployment
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/20/P2020042000538.htm
The provision of subsidies for employers, together with other relief measures and loan arrangements under the Anti-epidemic Fund and the Budget, will help the businesses to stay afloat and retain jobs to prepare for quick recovery once the epidemic is over.

Anti-epidemic Fund Steering Committee convenes fourth meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/20/P2020042000745.htm

Over $1.1 billion in Subsidy Approved under Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/20/P2020042000720.htm

Land administrative measures to support enterprises in response to challenges arising from the epidemic
https://www.info
.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/20/P2020042000718.htm

Government enhances support to construction sector and non-profit-making organisations under revitalisation schemes
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/20/P2020042000738.htm

Cinemas Subsidy Scheme open for applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/20/P2020042000569.htm

Loan repayment by self-financing post-secondary institutions under Start-up Loan Scheme, non-profit-making international schools and student loan repayers to be deferred for two years
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/20/P2020042000789.htm
The measure will benefit the non-profit-making institutions offering full-time locally-accredited self-financing post-secondary programmes with outstanding loan repayments, three non-profit making international schools with loans due to the Government and student loan repayers of the means-tested and non-means-tested student financial assistance (SFA) schemes for tertiary students, with a view to easing their cash flow concerns amidst the epidemic of COVID-19.

Unemployment and underemployment statistics for January – March 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/20/P2020042000468.htm
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 3.7% in December 2019 – February 2020 to 4.2% in January – March 2020… The unemployment rate of the consumption- and tourism-related sectors (viz. retail, accommodation and food services sectors) combined soared to 6.8%, the highest since August – October 2009 in the aftermath of the global financial crisis; and the underemployment rate rose to 3.9%, the highest since June – August 2003 following the onslaught of SARS.

HKSARG responds to Fitch’s announcement of change to Hong Kong’s credit rating and outlook
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/20/P2020042000731.htm
We are disappointed by Fitch’s decision to downgrade Hong Kong’s credit rating. The decision reflects a disproportionate emphasis on prevailing socio-political issues without giving due recognition to the strong fundamentals underpinning the local economy and financial market. The view that Hong Kong’s rising economic and financial ties with the Mainland is credit negative is also ungrounded. The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt an unprecedented and severe blow to the global economy, and the impact on Hong Kong is no more significant than on other places. In fact, we have made quick and effective response to tackle the epidemic and its impact to our economy.
       
Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases April 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/20.htm

All press releases April 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 20

CHP investigates two additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/19/P2020041900527.htm
– 2 new cases (one with travel history)
– Total now 1,026 (1,025 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 602 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1026 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 1025 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 602 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 420 cases were still hospitalized.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/19/P2020041900417.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases April 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/19.htm

All press releases April 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 19

CHP investigates two additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/18/P2020041800653.htm
– 2 new cases (both with travel history)
– Total now 1,024 (1,023 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 568 discharged

As some recent cases involving persons under home quarantine who have tested positive for COVID-19 are about to complete quarantine, from Monday (April 20) … the Department of Health will on trial basis provide them with an extra specimen collection container for their collection of deep-throat saliva samples during home quarantine for another round of virus testing.

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1024 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 1023 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 568 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 452 cases were still hospitalized.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/18/P2020041800492.htm

Suspension of temporary test centre at AsiaWorld-Expo
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/18/P2020041800424.htm

Secretary for Labour and Welfare’s “Letter To Hong Kong” on anti-epidemic measures and Employment Support Scheme)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/19/P2020041800588.htm
 The central idea of the Employment Support Scheme is to provide wage subsidy that is equivalent to 50 per cent of the wages of the employees up to a wage cap of $18,000 per month. The subsidy is given to the employers so that they can keep their staff for the coming six months. The employers will be required to have no redundancy or layoffs during the months that they receive wage subsidies from the Government.

CE welcomes passage of funding application for second round Anti-epidemic Fund by LegCo
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/18/P2020041800486.htm
“I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the LegCo Finance Committee for passing the funding application for the second round of the Anti-epidemic Fund and relevant items following some 20 hours of discussion so that the Government can implement various relief measures worth $137.5 billion as soon as possible.” – CE Carrie Lam

Club-house Subsidy Scheme open for application
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/18/P2020041800469.htm

Environment Bureau relief measures to provide financial support for the trade
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/18/P2020041800437.htm

Travel Agents and Practitioners Support Scheme and Hotel Sector Support Scheme open for applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/18/P2020041800444.htm

Enhancements to Special 100% Loan Guarantee
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/18/P2020041800446.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases April 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/18.htm

All press releases April 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 18

CHP investigates four additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/17/P2020041700714.htm
– 4 new cases (all with travel history)
– Total now 1022 (1021 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  532 discharged

From Sunday April 19, apart from the existing requirement that asymptomatic inbound travellers arriving on flights from the UK, the US and other areas in Europe have to proceed to the DH’s Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) at the AsiaWorld-Expo to collect their deep throat saliva samples and wait for the test results there, passengers arriving on other flights landing in mornings are also required to wait for the test results at the TSCC after collecting their deep throat saliva samples there.

From Friday April 17, people arriving in Hong Kong who have been to Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do in Korea, Iran or Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy in the past 14 days are required to undergo compulsory quarantine at home or a designated place, the same arrangement as other travellers arriving from other countries/areas.
 
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1022 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 1021 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 532 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 486 cases were still hospitalized.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/17/P2020041700471.htm

Government approves five more production lines under Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/17/P2020041700283.htm

– The five new lines will supply more than 11m masks a month for government and public use

SCED speaks on Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/17/P2020041700537.htm

CE visits Social Security Field Unit in Tseung Kwan O
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/17/P2020041700774.htm

Hong Kong Customs announces eight types of surgical masks suspected of exceeding bacterial limit in one month
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/17/P2020041700496.htm

Banking sector launches Pre-approved Principal Payment Holiday Scheme for corporate customers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/17/P2020041700329.htm
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) together with the Banking Sector SME Lending Coordination Mechanism announced the launch of the Pre-approved Principal Payment Holiday Scheme for eligible corporate customers. All corporate customers that have an annual sales turnover of HK$800 million or less — estimated to cover more than 80 per cent of all corporate borrowers in Hong Kong — and that have no outstanding loan payments overdue for more than 30 days are eligible for the Scheme.

Housing Authority adjusts its public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/17/P2020041700264.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_E.pdf

All press releases April 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/17.htm

All press releases April 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 17

CHP investigates one additional case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/16/P2020041600583.htm
– 1 new case (with gravel history)
– Total now 1,018 (1,017 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 485 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1018 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 1017 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 485 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 529 cases were still hospitalized or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/16/P2020041600529.htm

First round Anti-epidemic Fund making good progress
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/16/P2020041600531.htm
Following the Legislative Council Finance Committee’s approval of the $30-billion funding application for the first round Anti-epidemic Fund, the 24 measures under the Fund had been rolled out progressively. Over $8 billion has already been disbursed under the Fund. Good progress has been made and many businesses and members of the public are gradually receiving subsidies.  

Special 100% Loan Guarantee to receive applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/16/P2020041600556.htm
The Special 100% Loan Guarantee is applicable to all sectors. The loans will be fully guaranteed by the Government. Eligible enterprises should have been operating for at least three months as at end-December 2019, and have suffered at least a 30 per cent decline in sales turnover in any month since February 2020 compared with the monthly average of any quarter in 2019. An interest rate of the Prime Rate minus 2.5 per cent per annum (i.e. current interest rate at 2.75 per cent) will be charged. All guarantee fee will be waived.

Recycling Fund raises subsidy level under One-off Rental Support Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/16/P2020041600242.htm

The Recycling Fund (RF) has allocated additional funds of $50 million to raise the subsidy level under the One-off Rental Support Scheme (ORSS), earmarking a total funding of up to $250 million to fight the virus and help the recycling industry ride out the difficult times.

Government Property Agency implements rental concession measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/16/P2020041600241.htm
The Government Property Agency (GPA) is writing to eligible tenants under its purview to notify them of the implementation of the Government’s latest rental concession measures.

Flexible handling of government non-works contracts to support businesses
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/16/P2020041600487.htm

In cases where the contracts involve up-front payments or milestone payments, procuring departments are urged to provide larger sums for up-front payments to the contractors and break up milestones in payment schedules into more deliverables, thereby enabling more timely and frequent payments to help ease the cash flow difficulties of government contractors.

CEDB responds to media report on Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/16/P2020041600594.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

Booklet on HKSARG Economic Relief Measures [NEW]
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/fund/CE-Measure-12-eng.pdf

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%209_E.pdf

All press releases April 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/16.htm

All press releases April 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 16

CHP investigates three additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/15/P2020041500561.htm
– 4 new cases (all with travel history)
– Total now  1,017 (1,016  confirmed + 1 probable)
– 459 discharged    

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1017 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 1016 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 459 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 554 cases were still hospitalized or pending admission

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/15/P2020041500552.htm

Government announces launch of “Fitness Centre Subsidy Scheme” under second phase of “Anti-epidemic Fund”
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/15/P2020041500727.htm

The Scheme aims to provide a one-off subsidy of $100,000 to the operator of each affected fitness centre. It is expected to benefit more than 1 600 fitness centres. The spokesperson appeals to the Legislative Council Finance Committee for the early approval of the subsidy.

ExCo Non-official Members visit home quarantine monitoring centre of OGCIO
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/15/P2020041500529.htm
ExCo Non-official Members expressed their heartfelt appreciation to the civil servants and volunteers for participating in the anti-epidemic work which enabled the centre to provide unceasing support over the past two months to the city’s home quarantine measures. They said that the fight against the epidemic was at a critical stage and called on members of the community to keep up their concerted efforts by refraining from going out and maintaining personal hygiene.

COVID-19 Pandemic Continues to Seriously Impact Air Traffic in March
https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/media-centre/press-release/2020/pr_1445
 

– The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) handled 576,000 passengers and 12,115 flight movements in March 2020, a year-on-year decreases of 91% and 67%, respectively. Cargo throughput dropped 12.4% to 378,000 tonnes compared to the same month last year.

HKTB: Visitor arrivals decline in March
https://partnernet.hktb.com/filemanager/intranet/pm/PressRelease/EnglishPress/Press%20Release%202020/04-Mar-arrivals-E.pdf

– Visitor arrivals of 82,000, down almost 99% y-o-y

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%209_E.pdf

All press releases April 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/15.htm

All press releases April 16
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 15

CHP investigates three additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/14/P2020041400584.htm
– 3 new cases (all with travel history)
– Total now 1,013 (1,012 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 434 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1013 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 1012 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 434 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 575 cases were still hospitalized.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/14/P2020041400435.htm

Extension of “Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” to industrial/commercial buildings and extension of application period (with photo)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/14/P2020041400650.htm

The Government will extend the scope of the “Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” (ASPM) under the “Anti-epidemic Fund” to cover industrial and commercial buildings. HAD will announce relevant details of the extended scheme shortly.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%209_E.pdf

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%203_E.pdf
 

All press releases April 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/14.htm

All press releases April 15
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 14

CHP investigates five additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/13/P2020041300624.htm
– 5 new cases (4 with travel history)
– Total now 1010 (1,009 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 397 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1010 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 1009 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 397 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 609 cases were still hospitalized.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/13/P2020041300432.htm

Princess Margaret Hospital announced an incident concerning the negative air pressure wards in the Infectious Disease Centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/13/P2020041300720.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%203_E.pdf
 

All press releases April 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/13.htm

All press releases April 14
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 13

CHP investigates 4 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/12/P2020041200559.htm
– Four new cases (3 with travel history)
– Total now 1,005 (1,004 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 360 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1005 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 1004 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 360 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 641 cases were still hospitalized.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/12/P2020041200499.htm

Transcript of remarks by FS at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/12/P2020041200365.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%203_E.pdf

All press releases April 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/12.htm

All press releases April 13
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 12

CHP investigates 11 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/11/P2020041100611.htm
– 11 new cases (10 with travel history)
– Total now 1001 (1000 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 336 discharged

From April 9, asymptomatic inbound travellers arriving on flights from the UK are required to proceed to the DH’s Temporary Specimen Collection Centre (TSCC) at the AsiaWorld-Expo to collect their deep throat saliva samples and wait for the test results there. The arrangement has been running smoothly.

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 1001 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 1000 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 336 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 661 cases were still hospitalized or pending for admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/11/P2020041100515.htm

Transcript of remarks by CS at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/11/P2020041100293.htm
The entire purpose of the [employment support] scheme is to ensure the continued operation of the enterprises concerned. It is incumbent on the employers concerned to ensure that there is no redundancy once they join the scheme. – CS Matthew Cheung

Transcript of remarks by Secretary for Transport and Housing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/11/P2020041100256.htm
If you would like to take note of the Public Transport Fare Subsidy Scheme, we have, in fact, lowered the threshold from $400 to $200 so as to enable more people to benefit. In fact, by lowering the threshold from $400 to $200, there would be 5 million Hong Kong people who benefit from the subsidy and the amount of subsidy, on average, would be increased from roughly about $75 to $99.90. – STH Frank Chan

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%203_E.pdf
 

All press releases April 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/11.htm

All press releases April 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 11

CHP investigates 16 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/10/P2020041000590.htm
– 16 news cases (15 with travel history)
– Total 990 (989 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 309 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 990 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 989 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 309 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 677 cases were still hospitalized or pending for admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/10/P2020041000513.htm

Last affected Hong Kong passenger of Diamond Princess returns to Hong Kong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/10/P2020041000273.htm

The last Hong Kong resident who had contracted COVID-19 while aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship earlier and was hospitalised in Japan has returned to Hong Kong. Staff of the Immigration Department (ImmD) who had been staying in Japan to assist the Hong Kong residents hospitalised or discharged from hospitals have also completed their mission and returned to Hong Kong on April 10.

Chartered flight taking Chinese citizens stranded in Morocco back home is flying to Guangzhou
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/10/P2020041000234.htm

A chartered flight arranged by the Chinese Embassy in the Kingdom of Morocco (Chinese Embassy in Morocco) for taking Chinese citizens stranded in Morocco back home flew to  Guangzhou. The flight, with 27 Hong Kong residents on board, was estimated to arrive at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport at around 1pm on April 10.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%203_E.pdf
 

All press releases April 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/10.htm

All press releases April 11
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 10

CHP investigates 13 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/09/P2020040900708.htm

– 13 new cases (10 with travel history)
– Total now 974 (973 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 293 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 974 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 973 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 293 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 677 cases were still hospitalised or pending for admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/09/P2020040900539.htm

Members of public urged to pay attention to social distancing during Easter holidays
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/09/P2020040900833.htm
Stay at home as far as possible; Stay away from crowded places;  Maintain an appropriate social distance with other people as far as possible in their daily lives and avoid social gatherings; Avoid shaking hands when meeting other people as well as avoid meal gatherings or banquets; and Postpone any unnecessary meetings or hold meetings by using video-conferencing/other remote communication technologies.
 
SHA meets sector representatives on enhancing the “Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector”
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/09/P2020040900753.htm

Relief measures: Tax payment deadline automatically extended by three months
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/09/P2020040900787.htm
Tax payment deadlines for salaries tax, personal assessment and profits tax demand notes for the year of assessment 2018/19 which fall between April to June of this year are automatically extended by three months.

Government further strengthens support for enterprises
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/09/P2020040900415.htm
The Government will further enhance the Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales (BUD Fund) and the SME Export Marketing Fund (EMF). The Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation (HKECIC) has also launched a new round of measures to support the export trade of Hong Kong. All the new enhancement measures will be rolled out within this month to provide timely assistance to enterprises.

Transcript of remarks by SLW on anti-epidemic measures and Employment Support Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/09/P2020040900392.htm
“The two conditions for the wage subsidy under the ESS are basically, one, they have to maintain the same headcount; secondly, all the fund that they receive for the wage subsidy should be given to the staff. So, if they have redundancy, which basically means they have a reduction in headcount, then the money will be clawed back and there will be some penalties. The details will be announced later.” – Secretary for Labour and Welfare Dr Law Chi-kwong
 
Application period for Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme to end on April 12
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/09/P2020040900367.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%203_E.pdf
 

All press releases April 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/09.htm

All press releases April 10
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 9

CHP investigates 25 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/08/P2020040800711.htm
– 25 new cases (15 with travel history)
– Total now 961 (960 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 264 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 961 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 960 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 264 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 693 cases were still hospitalized or pending for admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/08/P2020040800609.htm

Door-to-door specimen collection service for participants of Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme for COVID-19 testing to extend
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/08/P2020040800706.htm
From April 14, service providers will provide door-to-door specimen collection service for patients who have been arranged with COVID-19 testing by private doctors under the Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme. The CHP will issue a letter to private doctors to provide details of the arrangement of the door-to-door specimen collection service.

Update on a North District Hospital GOPC staff member confirmed of COVID-19 infection  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/08/P2020040800777.htm

HKSARG co-ordinates anti-pandemic requests on cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers by Mainland
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/08/P2020040800735.htm
Tests for the Hong Kong cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers will be centralised at the site of ports and the cost will be HK$350. The HKSAR Government will bear the cost involved. The Transport Department will inform the transport trade of the detailed arrangements for the test in due course.

Hong Kong residents stranded in Morocco to leave the country on chartered flight arranged by Chinese Embassy in Morocco
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/08/P2020040800758.htm
A Government spokesman announced on April 8 that to assist Chinese citizens stranded in Morocco to leave there, the Chinese Embassy in the Kingdom of Morocco (Chinese Embassy in Morocco) will arrange a chartered flight to bring the Chinese citizens, including 27 Hong Kong residents, back home. The chartered flight is scheduled to depart at 4pm on April 9, local time (11pm on April 9, Hong Kong time) from Casablanca to Guangzhou. The cost will be borne by the passengers.

AFCD continues to close barbecue sites and campsites in country parks until April 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/08/P2020040800719.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number)
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%203_E.pdf
 

All press releases April 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/08.htm

All press releases April 9
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 8

CHP investigates 21 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/07/P2020040700657.htm
– 21 new cases
– Total now 936 (925 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 236 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 936 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 935 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 236 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 696 cases were still hospitalized or pending for admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/07/P2020040700538.htm

DH strengthens health quarantine and testing arrangements for inbound travellers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/07/P2020040700753.htm
– From April 8, inbound travellers from all flights are required to take shuttle bus from the HKIA immediately to AsiaWorld-Expo to collect their deep throat saliva samples in accordance with the instructions and submit the samples to the DH personnel on duty at the venue for conducting testing for COVID-19. Afterwards, they have to go to their accommodation for the compulsory quarantine as soon as possible by their own means.

– From April 9 onwards, asymptomatic inbound travellers arriving on flights from the UK are required to proceed to the DH’s Temporary Specimen Collection Centre to collect their deep throat saliva samples and wait for the test results there. If tested positive, they will be arranged for admission to hospital for treatment while the close contacts who travelled with them will be sent to designated quarantine centres. For those who test negative, they can go home or to a designated place to continue completion of the 14-day compulsory quarantine.

North District Hospital announces a GOPC staff member confirmed of COVID-19 infection  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/08/P2020040800028.htm

Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/07/P2020040700350.htm

“This brings us to a broader question of how long Hong Kong society could operate with all these very extreme measures of social distancing. If there are ways to strike a balance between achieving the objective of social distancing while maintaining some activities to go on, I think that should be the preferred approach. … At the same time of combating the disease – on this occasion the coronavirus – we also have to protect the economy and look after the social needs of the people. Similarly in catering business, we do not go to that extreme to close all the restaurants and coffee shops and so on, because there is something called “the people’s need”. But we put in very extreme measures – the six measures imposed by legislation – hopefully to achieve the objective I just mentioned.” – CE Carrie Lam

Transcript of remarks by SCMA at media session on LegCo election
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/07/P2020040700417.htm
“Because of the epidemic situation, we have to monitor it closely to assess its impact on the society, the public health risks and the possible effect on the LegCo election. So it is too early to say. We will monitor it closely and make an assessment so that we are in a position to do the steps about the gazettal of the polling date.” – Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Patrick Nip

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on COVID-19
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

HK University dashboard on COVID-19 (with real-time effective reproductive number) [NEW]
https://covid19.sph.hku.hk/dashboard

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%203_E.pdf
 

All press releases April 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/07.htm

All press releases April 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 7

CHP investigates 24 additional cases of COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/06/P2020040600583.htm
– 24 new cases (18 with travel history)
– Total now 915 (914 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 216 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has recorded a total of 915 cases of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 914 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97). Among these cases, 216 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 695 cases were still hospitalized or pending for admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/06/P2020040600471.htm

Update on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/06/P2020040600783.htm

Entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas extended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/06/P2020040600671.htm
The Government will extend, until further notice, the entry restriction on non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries or regions by plane and those having been to overseas countries or regions in the past 14 days preceding arrival at Hong Kong.  All transit services at the Hong Kong International Airport will also continue to be suspended until further notice.

Law enforcement officers step up inspections on implementation of regulations in relation to social distancing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/06/P2020040600737.htm
During the past weekend (i.e. between 0.00am on April 4 and 0.00am on April 6), the Police issued fixed penalty tickets in accordance with Cap. 599G to six people who gathered and played chess at public places. In response to a 999 complaint from the public, the Police subsequently issued the fixed penalty tickets in accordance with the relevant Regulation. In addition, enforcement departments have conducted 4 114 inspections and gave 905 verbal warnings according to the Regulations over the same period.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%203_E.pdf
 

All press releases April 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/06.htm

All press releases April 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 6

CHP investigates 28 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/05/P2020040500534.htm

– 28 new cases (25 with travel history)
– Total now 891 (890 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  206 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 7072 cases (as of 5 April 2020, 12:00 noon) fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 882 confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 6057 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 132 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of 8 additional confirmed cases. Among the 890 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 206 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 681 cases were still hospitalized or pending admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/05/P2020040500403.htm

Update on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/05/P2020040500563.htm

Consolidation of test services at AsiaWorld-Expo
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/05/P2020040500431.htm
The Hospital Authority (HA) has established test centres since March 20 at AsiaWorld-Expo and North Lantau Hospital (NLTH) to conduct tests for travellers entering Hong Kong with symptoms of upper respiratory symptoms for early identification of COVID-19 cases. Starting from 8pm today (April 5), the test services will be consolidated at AsiaWorld-Expo. … In light of the declining number of travellers entering Hong Kong, the test centre also handles suspected cases referred by the Centre for Health Protection, such as travellers under home quarantine or close contacts of confirmed cases.

Pok Oi Hospital update regarding a suspected hospital-acquired COVID-19 case  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/05/P2020040500661.htm

Hong Kong residents return from Peru by chartered flights arranged by HKSARG and receive testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/05/P2020040500674.htm

65 Hong Kong residents who took the chartered flights arranged by the HKSARG safely arrived in Hong Kong from Peru on April 5 afternoon. They subsequently proceeded to the Centre for Health Protection’s testing centre at the AsiaWorld-Expo for COVID-19 testing and are awaiting test results. If testing negative, they can return home or proceed to a designated place to continue completion of the 14-day compulsory quarantine.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%203_E.pdf
 

All press releases April 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/05.htm

All press releases April 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 5

CHP investigates 17 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/04/P2020040400619.htm
– 17 new cases (10 with travel history)
– Total now 863 (862 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 186 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 6888 cases (as of 4 April 2020, 12:00 noon) fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 853 confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 5883 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 151 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of 9 additional confirmed cases. Among the 862 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 186 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 673 cases were still hospitalized or pending for admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/04/P2020040400453.htm

Update on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/04/P2020040400698.htm

Pok Oi Hospital announces patient case tests positive for COVID-19 with unknown source of infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/04/P2020040400583.htm

Pok Oi Hospital response to suspected hospital acquired case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/04/P2020040400725.htm

Publicity efforts to encourage foreign domestic helpers and employers to fight COVID-19 together
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/04/P2020040400341.htm
The Labour Department (LD) announced on April 4 that mobile broadcasts will be conducted on April 5 in popular gathering places of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) to call upon them to comply with the regulation on the prohibition of group gatherings in public places. Publicity vans will park at popular FDH gathering places on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories to broadcast reminders in Chinese, English and major FDH languages (including Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai) on the regulation of the prohibition of group gatherings in public places. Leaflets in the same languages will be distributed to FDHs during the broadcast to appeal to them to comply with the regulation.

FEHD urges public to defer grave sweeping plans
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/04/P2020040400572.htm
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) on April 4 appealed to members of the public to defer their grave sweeping plans. Doing so can lessen crowd conditions and reduce close contact, thereby reducing the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus through social contact.

Government responds to LegCo member’s gathering with people in bar
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/04/P2020040400797.htm

Please help to spread the message on social distancing with these different language versions of advice for sharing.

印度文版本 Hindi version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_hindi.pdf
尼泊爾文版本 Nepali version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_nepali.pdf
巴基斯坦文版本 Urdu version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_urdu.pdf
泰文版本 Thai version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_thai.pdf
印尼文版本 Indonesian version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_indonesian.pdf
菲律賓文版本 Filipino version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_tagalog.pdf
僧伽羅文版本 Sinhala version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_sinhala.pdf
孟加拉文版本 Bengali version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_bengali.pdf
越南文版本 Vietnamese version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_vietnamese.pdf

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19 [Updated]
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%203_E.pdf
 

All press releases April 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/04.htm

All press releases April 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 4

CHP investigates 43 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/03/P2020040300642.htm
– 43 new cases (34 with travel history)
– Total now 846 (845 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 173 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 6722 cases (as of 3 April 2020, 12:00 noon) fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 831 confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 5757 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 133 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of 14 additional confirmed cases. Among the 845 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 173 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 669 cases were still hospitalized or pending for admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/03/P2020040300436.htm

Update on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/03/P2020040300643.htm

Government again urges public to avoid grave sweeping during Ching Ming Festival
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/03/P2020040300469.htm
The Government reminded grave sweepers to avoid group gatherings when grave sweeping, maintain an appropriate social distance with others at all times, and avoid meal gatherings with relatives and friends at worship sites.

Requirement for cross-boundary goods vehicle drivers to present health proof when entering Shenzhen via Shenzhen ports https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/03/P2020040300582.htm

Adjusting operating hours of passenger clearance services at Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/04/P2020040400034.htm

The operating hours of passenger clearance services at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Port will be adjusted from April 5 until further notice as follows:
– Passengers clearance services at the Passenger Clearance Building (i.e. clearance for passengers crossing the boundary by cross-boundary coaches and shuttle buses) will be shortened to run from 10am to 8pm daily; and
– Clearance for private cars will be shortened to run from 6am to 10pm daily.
– Cargo clearance will not be affected and remain unchanged (i.e. 24 hours daily).

HKMA and banking sector join forces to help Hong Kong’s economy overcome outbreak of COVID-19
https://www.info.g
ov.hk/gia/general/202004/03/P2020040300661.htm
Since the establishment of the Banking Sector SME Lending Coordination Mechanism in October 2019, the banking industry has introduced several rounds of measures to help corporate and retail customers. Nearly 9 000 applications from SMEs involving principal repayment holidays, loan extensions and relief loans have been approved thus far, involving over HK$57 billion. This has helped reduce the cash-flow pressure on customers and lessen the impact of the outbreak of COVID-19 on the local economy. As the outbreak continues, the HKMA and the HKMCI put forward today another round of five initiatives to further support SMEs in addressing cash-flow pressure.

Chartered flights arranged by HKSAR Government to take Hong Kong residents stranded in Peru to leave
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/03/P2020040300709.htm
A chartered flight brining Hong Kong residents from Peru is scheduled to depart from Lima to London at around 4pm on April 3 local time (5am on April 4, Hong Kong time). Upon arrival in London, the Hong Kong residents concerned will take an ordinary connecting flight with secured flight bookings back to Hong Kong.

Over 580 cases of subsidies disbursed to fishermen under Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/03/P2020040300696.htm

Please help to spread the message on social distancing with these different language versions of advice for sharing.

印度文版本 Hindi version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_hindi.pdf
尼泊爾文版本 Nepali version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_nepali.pdf
巴基斯坦文版本 Urdu version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_urdu.pdf
泰文版本 Thai version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_thai.pdf
印尼文版本 Indonesian version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_indonesian.pdf
菲律賓文版本 Filipino version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_tagalog.pdf
僧伽羅文版本 Sinhala version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_sinhala.pdf
孟加拉文版本 Bengali version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_bengali.pdf
越南文版本 Vietnamese version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_vietnamese.pdf

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19 https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%202_E.pdf

All press releases April 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/03.htm
 
All press releases April 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 3

CHP investigates 37 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/02/P2020040200640.htm
– 37 new cases (30 with travel history)
– Total now 803 (802 confirmed + 1 probable)
154 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 6597 cases (as of 2 April 2020, 12:00 noon) fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 784 confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 5671 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 141 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of 18 additional confirmed cases. Among the 802 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 154 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 645 cases were still hospitalized or pending for admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/02/P2020040200495.htm

Update on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/02/P2020040200682.htm

Latest directions under Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/02/P2020040200608.htm
– All bars and pubs and premises used exclusively or mainly to sell alcohol will be closed from 6pm today (April 3)    
The Secretary for Food and Health (SFH) has issued directions through notices in the Gazette on April 2 to be effective for 14 days from 6pm on April 3, 2020 (i.e. till 5.59pm on April 17), such that:  (a) any premises (commonly known as bar or pub) that is exclusively or mainly used for the sale or supply of intoxicating liquors as defined in section 53(1) of the Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Cap. 109) (“intoxicating liquors”) for consumption in that premises must be closed;  (b) any part of a catering business premise that is exclusively or mainly used for the sale or supply of intoxicating liquors for consumption in that part must be closed; and
(c) any area in a club-house that is exclusively or mainly used for the sale or supply of intoxicating liquors for consumption in that area must be closed.

Shortened operating hours of passenger clearance services at Shenzhen Bay Port
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/02/P2020040200535.htm

Operating hours of passenger clearance services at the Shenzhen Bay Port will be adjusted to 10am to 8pm daily from April 3 (today) until further notice. Operating hours for cargo clearance will not be affected and remain unchanged (i.e. from 6:30 am to midnight daily).

Door-to-door specimen collection service for participants of Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme for COVID-19 testing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/02/P2020040200340.htm

To offer an alternative to inbound travellers to enable their return of specimens to the DH, the Cyberport Startup Alumni Association has pulled together two of its member companies, namely GoGo Tech Limited (“GOGOVAN”) and HK PICK-UP LIMITED (“Pickupp”) to provide a door-to-door specimen collection service starting from April 3.

Secretary for Labour and Welfare (SLW) appeals for mutual understanding between FDH and employers in fight against COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/02/P2020040200357.htm

SLW Dr Law Chi-kwong appealed to employers to understand the current special circumstances and discuss rest day arrangements with helpers by encouraging them to stay home for rest, or take their rest day on weekdays instead of at the weekend. “Employers are also reminded that it is against the law to refuse to grant a rest day or compel your helpers to work on a rest day without consent,” he added.

CS visits Police to learn more about anti-epidemic work
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/02/P2020040200582.htm

CS Matthew Cheung learned that the Police have spared no effort tracking down offenders who have violated compulsory quarantine orders. As at 8am on April 2, 80 persons under home quarantine had been found by the Police to have breached quarantine orders and were sent to quarantine centres. “Given the severe epidemic situation, the Government will exercise zero tolerance towards breaches of quarantine orders and stringent enforcement action will be taken. I appeal to the public not to defy the laws,” said Mr Cheung.

Government further clarifies eligibility criteria of Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/02/P2020040200468.htm

“Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” under “Anti-epidemic Fund” continues to disburse subsidies
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/02/P2020040200669.htm

To help to spread the message on social distancing during this crucial time we have prepared a number of different language versions for info and sharing.

印度文版本 Hindi version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_hindi.pdf
尼泊爾文版本 Nepali version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_nepali.pdf
巴基斯坦文版本 Urdu version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_urdu.pdf
泰文版本 Thai version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_thai.pdf
印尼文版本 Indonesian version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_indonesian.pdf
菲律賓文版本 Filipino version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_tagalog.pdf
僧伽羅文版本 Sinhala version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_sinhala.pdf
孟加拉文版本 Bengali version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_bengali.pdf
越南文版本 Vietnamese version: https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/reduce_gatherings_vietnamese.pdf

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19 [Updated]
https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_Apr%202_E.pdf

All press releases April 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/02.htm
 
All press releases April 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 2

CHP investigates 51 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/01/P2020040100687.htm
– 51 new cases (34 with travel history)
– 766 cases now (765 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 147 dischargedhttps://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 6451 cases (as of 1 April 2020, 12:00 noon) fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 737 confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 5564 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 149 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of 28 additional confirmed cases. Among the 765 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 147 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 615 cases were still hospitalized or pending for admission.Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/01/P2020040100373.htmUpdate on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/01/P2020040100375.htmPrevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) (Amendment) Regulation 2020 gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/01/P2020040100495.htm
Businesses now ordered to close are: karaoke establishments and karaoke activities in catering premises and club-houses; mahjong-tin kau establishments and mahjong-tin kau activities in catering premises and club-houses; establishments (commonly known as club or nightclub) open late into the night, usually for drinking, and dancing or other entertainment.Transcript of remarks by SFH at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/01/P2020040100709.htm
“This time we have added three types of premises, and beauty parlours are one of them because we think they also have some risks. At this point in time, we give directions in the infection control measures, such as taking temperature before entering the premises, wearing masks all the time wherever possible and also having hand sanitizers so as to maintain hand hygiene. I think these measures are the initial steps. Of course, we will continue to monitor the situation, and would not rule out the possibility of any further measures such as closure or other measures if the situation changes.” -Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan.Anti-epidemic Fund extends support to construction industry
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/01/P2020040100688.htmHandy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.htmlPrevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599GQ&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdfPrevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599FCompulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.htmlFact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19 https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_March%2024_E.pdfAll press releases April 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202004/01.htmAll press releases April 2
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

April 1

CHP investigates 32 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/31/P2020033100671.htm
– 32 new cases (24 with travel history)
– Total now 715 cases (714 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 128 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 6271 cases (as of 31 March 2020, 12:00 noon) fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 680 confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 5393 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 197 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of 33 additional confirmed cases. Among the 714 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 128 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 583 cases were still hospitalized or pending for admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/31/P2020033100519.htm

Update on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/31/P2020033100634.htm

Pet cat tests positive for COVID-19 virus
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/31/P2020033100717.htm
The current case involves a Domestic short-haired cat that lived in a residence at Aberdeen. When the owner was confirmed with COVID-19, the cat was sent for quarantine at the animal keeping facility at the Hong Kong Port of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge yesterday (March 30).

HKSAR Government to repatriate Hong Kong residents stranded in Peru
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/31/P2020033100762.htm
The HKSAR Government will arrange a chartered flight to fly them from Lima to London, followed by a connecting flight with secured flight bookings back to Hong Kong. The costs will be borne by the users. Peru has declared a state of emergency and imposed strict restrictions on all land and air traffic. At present, the Hong Kong residents still in Peru cannot depart there through normal flight arrangement.

Government responds to media enquiries on Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/31/P2020033100633.htm
The Government launched the Scheme under the Anti-epidemic Fund to provide relief to retailers hard hit by the coronavirus epidemic. The Scheme requires that applicants should be conducting a substantial and substantive retail business and that their business should have commenced before January 1 this year. As at 6pm today, nearly 60 000 applications have been received under the Scheme.

Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/31/P2020033100355.htm

“For the time being, we have no plans to loosen any of the controls being put on arrivals from the Mainland. One [reason] is the situation is very fluid. It may still change. Secondly, after all these control measures, closure of border control points, imposition of the 14-day quarantine, not only with the Mainland but also now with Macao, we are seeing a significant drop in the number of arrivals, whether they are Hong Kong residents or non-Hong Kong residents, coming in from the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge as well as the Shenzhen Bay Control Point, so there isn’t a huge need for relaxing the border control points.” – CE Carrie Lam

CE visits Po Kuk to learn about anti-epidemic support services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/31/P2020033100656.htm

Postal services to certain destinations suspended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/31/P2020033100686.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19 https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_March%2024_E.pdf  

All press releases March 31
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/31.htm

All press releases April 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 31

CHP investigates 41 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/30/P2020033000727.htm
– 41 new cases (34 with travel history)
– Total now 683 (682 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 124 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 5989 cases (as of 30 March 2020, 12:00 noon) fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 623 confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 5181 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 184 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of 59 additional confirmed cases. Among the 682 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 124 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 555 cases were still hospitalized or pending for admission.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/30/P2020033000515.htm

Update on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/30/P2020033000753.htm

Three offenders sentenced for breaching compulsory quarantine orders
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/30/P2020033000670.htm

Public should properly maintain social distancing at all times
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/30/P2020033000752.htm

The Government strongly urges members of the public to be self-disciplined and abide by the law. For the sake of themselves as well as other people, they should go out less, avoid social activities such as meal gatherings or other gatherings as well as properly maintain social distancing as far as possible, with an aim to cutting the virus transmission chain.

Financial Leaders Forum convenes eleventh meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/30/P2020033000674.htm
Members were first briefed on the work of the Government and financial regulators in maintaining the financial stability of Hong Kong amidst volatility in the financial markets as the situation of COVID-19 has evolved. They noted that different facets of Hong Kong’s financial system have been functioning smoothly and orderly so far amidst challenges in the global, regional and local environment. The Government, financial regulators and the industry have also implemented a number of business-continuity measures including work-from-home arrangements as needed.

CE visits monitoring centre of Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/30/P2020033000751.htm

“Given the large number of people subject to compulsory quarantine, self-discipline and co-operation of people under quarantine are of utmost importance to the effectiveness of the measures. The Government will nonetheless exercise zero tolerance towards breaches of quarantine orders and stringent enforcement actions will be taken. I urge all people under quarantine not to defy the law for the sake of themselves and the community.” – CE Carrie Lam

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19 https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_March%2024_E.pdf  

All press releases Mar 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/30.htm

All press releases Mar 31
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 30

CHP investigates 59 additional cases of COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/30/P2020032900724.htm
– 59 new cases
– Total now 642 (641 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 118 discharged

The Department of Health has further extended its Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme yesterday to all asymptomatic inbound travellers arriving from all places under the Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap. 599E).

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 578 cases (as of 29 March 2020, 12:00 noon) fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 577 confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 5023 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 197 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of 64 additional confirmed cases. Among the 641 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 118 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99), the remaining 520 cases were still hospitalized or pending admission.

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings (New)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/29/P2020032900466.htm

Update on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/29/P2020032900610.htm

HKSAR Government continues to follow up on Hong Kong residents still in Peru and Morocco
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/29/P2020032900695.htm

CE inspects social distance enhancement measures in restaurants
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/29/P2020032900706.htm
 “Now is a critical moment in our fight against the epidemic. I urge every member of the public to put up with the inconvenience in their daily lives, go out less often and maintain personal hygiene to win this battle against the disease for ourselves, and for Hong Kong.” – CE Carrie Lam

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (New)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599G

Q&A on new requirements to reduce gatherings (New)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/pdf/Cap599G_gatherings_QA_EN.pdf

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (New)
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599F

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Prevention and Control of Disease (Disclosure of Information) Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599D


Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK COVID-19 Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19 https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_March%2024_E.pdf  

All press releases Mar 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/29.htm

All press releases Mar 30
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 29

CHP investigates 64 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/28/P2020032800802.htm
 
– 64 new cases (47 with travel history)
– Total now 583 (582 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 112 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 5594 cases (as of 28 March 2020, 12:00 noon) fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 526 confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 4834 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 233 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of 56 additional confirmed cases. Among the 582 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 112 were discharged and 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/28/P2020032800573.htm

Update on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/28/P2020032800763.htm

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/28/P2020032800720.htm

Adjustment of bus services to and from Airport and HZMB Hong Kong Port
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/28/P2020032800816.htm
– Significant schedule changes from April 1

Labour Department reminds foreign domestic helpers that group gatherings in public places will be prohibited
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/28/P2020032800383.htm

“Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” under “Anti-epidemic Fund” continues to disburse subsidies
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/28/P2020032700644.htm

Announcement by Judiciary
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/28/P2020032800353.htm
The Judiciary on March 28 announced that in view of the latest public health considerations, the General Adjourned Period (will continue from March 30 (Monday) to April 13 (Monday), and be subject to review having regard to the prevailing public health situation. It is important to underline the fact that the public’s health and safety, including that of court users and court staff, remain paramount considerations in the handling of court operations by the Judiciary.

Transcript of remarks by SCED at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/28/P2020032800371.htm
“The Government as a whole is thinking of stepping up relief measures. You have seen us introducing a few rounds of relief (measures) already since late last year. Both the Budget and the Anti-epidemic Fund have rolled out quite a large number of sector specific and also across the board measures. We will continue these efforts because apparently many sectors are still very much hard-hit, and they might need further help from the Government. We are seeing a prolonged battle (against the epidemic). Therefore, the Chief Executive has asked the whole team to give consideration to what more we can do to help our respective sectors.”

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Video: COVID-19  –  How Hong Kong is Coping
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huRdAVN0LEw

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19 https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_March%2024_E.pdf  

All press releases Mar 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/28.htm

All press releases Mar 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 28

CHP investigates 65 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/27/P2020032700886.htm

– 65 new  (41 with travel history)
– Total now 519 (518 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 111 discharged

The DH has further extended its Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme this evening to provide free testing for COVID-19 to asymptomatic inbound travellers arriving from the Philippines and Indonesia.

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 5292 cases (as of 27 March 2020, 12:00 noon) fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 494 confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 4573 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 224 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of 24 additional confirmed cases after 27 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 518 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 404 remained hospitalised, 111 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/27/P2020032700529.htm

Update on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/27/P2020032700810.htm

Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/28/P2020032800069.htm
In accordance with the Regulation, the Secretary for Food and Health (SFH) will issue a notice in the Gazette on March 28 to prohibit group gatherings with more than four people in public places, which will take effect at 00.00am on March 29 for 14 days.

Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirement and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/27/P2020032700878.htm
– Covers catering business: restaurants, canteens, cafes, eateries, pubs, bars, etc. but does not cover a catering business carried on at private dwellings, or operating in hospitals and institutions, etc. Affected premises are allowed to sell or supply food and/or drink for takeaway and deliveries.
– Covers scheduled premises: includes amusement game centres, bathhouses, fitness centres, places of amusement, places of public entertainment and any premises that are maintained or intended to be maintained for hire for holding social gatherings (commonly known as “party room”)

Transcript of remarks of press conference
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/27/P2020032700896.htm
“The best way to look at the effectiveness of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s various measures over the past two and three months is to look at the incidence of infection in Hong Kong as well as the absolute cases. Yes, we are very worried by the surge in cases in Hong Kong, especially a record-breaking 65 cases today, but if you look at the comparison, Hong Kong ranks very low when compared to other countries in terms of both the absolute numbers and also the incidence of infection per one million population. I wouldn’t say that this is entirely the credit or the results of government intervention. That is also the collective efforts of the people of Hong Kong. But certainly what we have done at various stages – almost on a weekly basis and a daily basis we have been making announcements, introducing measures and enacting at least four pieces of new regulations – all these efforts point to the direction of trying to contain the spread of this virus.” – Chief Executive Carrie Lam

Government approves six more production lines under Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/27/P2020032600834.htm
– The six production lines combined can produce up to 8m masks a month  

AFCD to close barbecue sites and campsites in country parks starting from 6pm on March 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/27/P2020032700730.htm
There are 163 barbecue sites and 41 campsites under AFCD management, and all will be closed from 6pm on March 28

Housing Authority to close its recreational facilities
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/27/P2020032700734.htm

Labour Department again appeals to foreign domestic helpers to refrain from gathering and crowding in public places
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/27/P2020032700238.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

Video: COVID-19  –  How Hong Kong is Coping
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huRdAVN0LEw

Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19 https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_March%2024_E.pdf  

All press releases Mar 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/27.htm

All press releases Mar 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 27

CHP investigates 43 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/26/P2020032600765.htm
– 43 new cases (29 with travel history)
– Total now 454 (453 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 110 dischargedhttps://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 4966 cases (as of 26 March 2020, 12:00 noon) fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 452 confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 4251 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 262 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of 1 additional confirmed cases after 26 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 453 confirmed cases and 1 probable case,340 remained hospitalised, 110 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99).Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/26/P2020032600500.htmUpdate on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/26/P2020032600762.htmGovernment continues to enforce against breaches of quarantine orders with full force
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/26/P2020032600781.htm
A total of 54 persons have been sent to quarantine centres due to breaches of quarantine orders since the implementation of the compulsory quarantine requirement for persons arriving from foreign places. The Government will continue to enforce against breaches with full force, and press ahead prosecution for cases with sufficient evidence.Pet dog further tests positive for antibodies for COVID-19 virus
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/26/P2020032600756.htmSecond batch of chartered flights safely bring back Hong Kong residents stranded in
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/26/P2020032600833.htm
The HKSARG on March 26 arranged two more chartered flights to bring back 277 Hong Kong residents stranded in Hubei Province to Hong Kong. Together with the 281 Hong Kong residents who took the chartered flights back on March 25, the Government has brought back a total of 558 Hong Kong residents stranded in Hubei Province in this second batch operation. On board the two chartered flights on March 26 were 104 Hong Kong people stranded in Xiaogan and 138 in Xianning, as well as 35 people in other cities such as Yichang, Shiyan and Enshi in Hubei Province, who have urgent needs to return to Hong Kong. Among them, there were pregnant women, people suffering from serious illnesses and a student sitting for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination.Anti-epidemic Fund Steering Committee convenes third meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/26/P2020032600710.htm
Among the 24 measures under the [HK$30 billion] Fund, 10 measures are aimed at enhancing anti-epidemic capability and the remaining 14 measures are deployed with the objective to support enterprises and safeguard jobs to provide one-off subsidies to assist affected enterprises (such as the transport sector, travel agencies, eateries and retailers, etc) and to disburse special grants to the needy and disadvantaged groups. Various measures under the Fund have been rolled out progressively and are expected to benefit over 110 000 business establishments, 200 000 families and 1 470 000 persons.OGCIO clarifies online rumours
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/27/P2020032700159.htm
The StayHomeSafe (SHS) system is resided on Government private cloud platform. All data collected via the SHS system are stored on Government private cloud and protected by multiple layers of defense to ensure information security. The SHS system has undergone security and privacy assessment and audit before launch. The SHS mobile app has also passed relevant reviews before it is put on the respective app stores.External merchandise trade statistics for February 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/26/P2020032600383.htmHandy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.htmlCompulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.htmlVideo: COVID-19  –  How Hong Kong is Coping
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huRdAVN0LEwFact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19 https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_March%2024_E.pdfAll press releases Mar 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/26.htm All press releases Mar 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 26

CHP investigates 24 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/25/P2020032500783.htm
– 24 new cases (19 with travel history)
– Total now 411 (410 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 106 dischargedhttps://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 4756 cases (as of 25 March 2020, 12:00 noon) fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 407 confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 4054 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 294 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of 3 additional confirmed cases after 25 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 410 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 301 remained hospitalised, 106 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99).Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/25/P2020032500686.htmUpdate on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/25/P2020032500758.htmDH sets up temporary specimen collection centre to speed up specimen collection from inbound travellers from overseas
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/25/P2020032500820.htm
The Department of Health will set up a temporary specimen collection centre at the AsiaWorld-Expo from March 26 to speed up the collection of specimens from inbound travellers from overseas for testing for COVID-19 and facilitate those who have difficulty in arranging family members or friends to submit their specimen. From March 25, the CHP has extended its Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme to provide free testing for COVID-19 to asymptomatic inbound travellers arriving from the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe.HKSAR Government arranges second batch of flights to bring back Hong Kong residents stranded in Hubei
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/25/P2020032500858.htm
The HKSAR Government on March 25 arranged a second batch of chartered flights to bring back Hong Kong residents stranded in Hubei Province back to Hong Kong. The first two chartered flights brought back 281 Hong Kong residents in Hubei Province. On the two flights were 238 Hong Kong people stranded in Xiaogan, Xianning and Huangshi in Hubei Province, as well as 43 people in other cities of Hubei Province who have urgent needs to return to Hong Kong, such as people suffering from serious illnesses or  are in urgent need for medical treatments, children who are sick, and students sitting for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination.Female Police officer preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/25/P2020032500876.htm
A 22-year-old female officer who is stationed in Sham Shui Po Police Station was preliminarily tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). She is posted to a patrol sub-unit, has no travel history in the past 14 days, andwas not involved in any frontline duties that required interaction with members of the public.OGCIO enhances service to support “StayHomeSafe” mobile app
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/25/P2020032500236.htm
More manpower has been deployed to man the telephone hotlines to strengthen the support to persons under quarantine using the “StayHomeSafe” mobile app. Email and SMS channels have also been set up for them to seek assistance.Government steps up enforcement against breaches of quarantine orders and appeals to public to report breaches
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/24/P2020032500047.htm
Since the compulsory quarantine requirement for persons arriving at Hong Kong from foreign places was implemented from March 19, a total of 24 persons have been sent to the quarantine centres due to breaches of quarantine orders.Statement by Chief Justice of Court of Final Appeal
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/25/P2020032500594.htm
“We have nevertheless been urgently exploring further ways to increase court services during this time without compromising the health and safety of court users, our staff and judges. For example, many judges have been proactively managing cases (for example by giving appropriate directions) and making determinations on paper (thus avoiding the need to have parties physically present in court). Further, as far as hearings are concerned, the judiciary is actively considering expanding the scope of hearings (beyond just urgent or essential matters) by hearing submissions by telephone, by video-conferencing or similar means of visual aid and generally making use of technology.”- Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr Geoffrey Ma Tao-liPostal services to certain destinations suspended or subject to delay
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/25/P2020032500809.htmTransport Department’s enhanced measures for processing licensing applications during epidemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/25/P2020032500772.htmCE visits temporary accommodation at Sai Kung Outdoor Recreation Centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/25/P2020032500818.htm
“Although disease prevention and control is not within the scope of work of the colleagues of the LCSD and the volunteers, they have been working as a team amid the COVID-19 epidemic and proactively took up the responsibility of managing the temporary accommodation, thereby contributing in the fight against the virus. They are heroes behind the scenes and I express my heartfelt gratitude to them,” – CE Carrie LamVideo: COVID-19  –  How Hong Kong is Coping
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huRdAVN0LEwUpdated Fact Sheet: Hong Kong’s multi-pronged response to COVID-19 https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/uploads/brandhk/files/factsheets/Hong_Kong_Themes/Factsheet_COVID-19_March%2024_E.pdfHandy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.htmlCompulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019 BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 25

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/25.htm All press releases Mar 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 25

CHP investigates 30 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/24/P2020032400781.htm

– 30 new cases (19 with travel history)
– Total now 387 (386 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  102 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 4557 cases (as of 24 March 2020, 12:00 noon) fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 382 confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 3881 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 293 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of 4 additional confirmed cases after 24 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 386 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 281 remained hospitalised, 102 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/24/P2020032400576.htm

Update on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/24/P2020032400583.htm

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong (Amendment) Regulation 2020 gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/24/P2020032400549.htm
The Government published in the Gazette on March 24 the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong (Amendment) Regulation 2020 (the Amendment Regulation). The Amendment Regulation extends the compulsory 14-day quarantine arrangements to all persons arriving from or having stayed in Macao and Taiwan, in the past 14 days prior to arrival, in addition to those arriving from the Mainland. Together with the Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap. 599E) effected on March 19, 2020, the Amendment Regulation implies that all inbound travellers would be subject to a compulsory quarantine, unless exempted. This is a further measure to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Hong Kong. The Amendment Regulation will commence at 00.00am on March 25 and will be effective for the same period as the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C) (i.e. until midnight of May 7, 2020).

CHP to further extend Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/24/P2020032400828.htm

The Department of Health (DH) on March 24 announced that the Centre for Health Protection will further extend its Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme, which provides a free testing service for COVID-19, to cover asymptomatic inbound travellers arriving from the UK, other countries in Europe and the US by phases starting from March 25 to identify cases of COVID-19 early in order to minimise the risk of community transmission.

Government steps up enforcement against breaches of quarantine orders and appeals to public to report breaches
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/24/P2020032400812.htm
Since the compulsory quarantine requirement for persons arriving at Hong Kong from foreign places was implemented from March 19, a total of 24 persons have been sent to the quarantine centres due to breaches of quarantine orders.

Hong Kong Customs’ “Operation Guardian” combats illegal sale of surgical masks on Internet
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/24/P2020032400691.htm

Hong Kong Customs on March 23 conducted a special operation to combat the illegal sale of surgical masks on the Internet. A woman was arrested for being suspected of having applied false trade descriptions or a forged trademark in the sale of surgical masks on a social network platform, in contravention of the Trade Descriptions Ordinance (TDO).

Government welcomes various sectors to help strengthen social distancing
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/24/P2020032400881.htm

A Government spokesman on March 24 welcomed the closure of sports and recreational facilities in various clubs in support of the anti-epidemic strategy of the Government and expressed the hope that more organisations will follow suit…  The Government appeals to the public to make use of the “e-Report Room” (www.erc.police.gov.hk/cmiserc/CCC/PolicePublicPage?language=en) online platform and the “Tell me@1823” mobile application to report suspected cases of breaching quarantine orders.

Government condemns spreading rumours on Internet
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/24/P2020032400434.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 24

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/24.htm

All press releases Mar 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 24

The following measures will be implemented with effect from 00.00am on March 25, tentatively for 14 days:

  • All non-Hong Kong residents coming from overseas countries and regions by plane will be denied entry to Hong Kong
  • Non-Hong Kong residents coming from the Mainland, Macao and Taiwan will be denied entry to Hong Kong if they have been to any overseas countries and regions in the past 14 days
  • All transit services at Hong Kong International Airport will be suspended
  • All travellers coming from Macao and Taiwan, including Hong Kong and non-Hong Kong residents, will be subject to a 14-day compulsory quarantine, which is the same as the arrangements for people entering Hong Kong from the Mainland.

CHP investigates 39 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/23/P2020032300752.htm
– 39 new cases (31 with travel history)
– Total now 357 (356 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 101 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 4309 cases (as of 23 March 2020, 12:00 noon) fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 351 confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 3647 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 310 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of five additional confirmed cases after 23 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 356 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 252 remained hospitalised, 101 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/23/P2020032300445.htm

Update on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/23/P2020032300747.htm

Government announces enhancements to anti-epidemic measures in four aspects
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/24/P2020032400050.htm
– Preventing imported cases and cutting the virus transmission chain (non-residents barred from arriving in HK for 14 days, including transit passengers)
– Early Identification of asymptomatic inbound travellers (all arriving persons from the UK, other countries in Europe and the US must have virus tests to identify infected but asymptomatic cases as early as possible)
– Stringent enforcement actions to combat breaches of quarantine orders (law enforcement agencies will enhance enforcement and strictly combat offenders breaching quarantine orders, including setting up a hotline for members of the public to report such cases)
– Reducing social contacts and gatherings further (introduce legislation to temporarily prohibit the sale and supply of alcoholic drinks by about 8 600 restaurants, bars and clubs with liquor licences in Hong Kong)

PYNEH announces case of confirmed COVID-19 patient visiting hospital canteen
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/23/P2020032300611.htm
A 32-year-old male patient confirmed positive with COVID-19 came to the Accident and Emergency Department of Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital on the afternoon of March 21 to return a deep throat saliva specimen. He then visited the hospital canteen for a meal and had a brief stay at the dining area for 20 minutes. Upon receipt of such notification from the CHP, the hospital has immediately arranged for cleansing and disinfection of the hospital canteen.

Transcript of remarks of press conference (CE)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/23/P2020032300806.htm
“I’m afraid that many sectors, many enterprises, are being severely hit by this coronavirus. Despite the fact that the Government has rolled out a $30 billion package under the Anti-epidemic Fund, and another $120 billion under the recent Budget initiatives, I understand that there is this demand or aspiration for more support from the Government. And on this occasion, when bars – actually it’s not just bars, it’s all the restaurants and bars that have a liquor licence – will not be allowed to sell or supply liquor, certainly their business will be affected. We will certainly consider what further measures we should put in place to help these establishments.” – CE Carrie Lam

$1 billion in relief measures announced for airport community
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/23/P2020032300554.htm
The Government and the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) jointly announced on March 23 a HK$1 billion (US$128 million) package of relief measures for the aviation industry in view of the sustained challenges the industry has to face due to the outbreak of COVID-19. It comprises a government waiver of $670 million for Air Traffic Control Charges in 2019/20 for the AA, which will be passed on in full to the airport community, and $330 million in contributions from the AA. The relief package is expected to benefit over 400 companies, including airlines, aviation support and associated passenger services, airport retail tenants and restaurants, and airport staff.

Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme under the Anti-epidemic Fund open for applications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/23/P2020032300304.htm
The Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme (the Scheme) launched under the Government’s Anti-epidemic Fund has opened for applications on March 23. The Scheme’s dedicated online application system (website address: retailsubsidy.gov.hk) has also commenced operation. To expedite the application process and minimise the time required for vetting the eligibility of applications received, the Scheme will only accept applications through its dedicated system.

CE visits Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wha San Secondary School
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/23/P2020032300812.htm
Chief Executive Carrie Lam visited Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wha San Secondary School in Tseung Kwan O on March 23 to learn more about e-learning matters arranged by teachers for students during the class suspension. She thanked teaching staff for supporting students to continue learning at home.

Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law visits colleagues at OGCIO’s monitoring centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/23/P2020032300438.htm
The colleagues in all three of the OGCIO’s monitoring centres work busily using the location-sharing functions of communication software, video calls, electronic wristbands and the new “StayHomeSafe” mobile app to ensure that persons undergoing quarantine are staying at their dwelling places. Knowing that many retired civil servants are helping out at the OGCIO’s monitoring centres, Mr Law expressed gratitude to them for their dedication.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 23

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/23.htm

All press releases Mar 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 23

– All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

CHP investigates 44 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/22/P2020032200798.htm

– 44 new cases (29 with travel history)
– Total now 318 (317 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 100 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 4096 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 317# confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 3327 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 464 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Among he 317 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 214 remained hospitalised, 100 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/22/P2020032200523.htm

Update on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/22/P2020032200701.htm

Government places vigorous enforcement efforts on regulation on compulsory quarantine of persons arriving at Hong Kong from foreign places
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/22/P2020032200761.htm
During the Police’s operations, 36 persons were also found to have left their dwelling places without permission. The Police will place them into the wanted list and continue to locate them. The Government strongly condemns anyone who intends to contravene quarantine orders. Such actions increase the risk of community transmission and will bring about negative impact to the health of others and public at-large. The Government will not tolerate such utterly irresponsible actions and will follow up seriously.

Announcement by Judiciary
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/22/P2020032200348.htm
The Judiciary on March 22 announced that in view of latest developments in the public health situation, the General Adjourned Period (“GAP”), which has been in effect since January 29, will be extended for two weeks from March 23 (Monday) until April 5 (Sunday), and be subject to review having regard to the prevailing public health situation. This announcement supersedes the one made on March 20.

LegCo Secretariat implements preventive measures for COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/22/P2020032200460.htm

Latest arrangements on Transport Department services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/22/P2020032200193.htm

Note: There are quite a number of press releases on adjustments to public services as a result of the latest Government advice on social distancing and work-from-home arrangements. These can be accessed on the following link:
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/22.htm
 

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 22

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/22.htm

All press releases Mar 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 22

– All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

CHP investigates 17 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/21/P2020032100700.htm
– 17 new cases (13 with travel history)
– Total now 274 (273 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 100 discharged

“In view of proliferation of the disease and continuous increase in the number of cases reported around the world, members of the public are strongly urged to avoid all non-essential travel outside Hong Kong. The CHP also strongly urges the public to maintain at all times strict personal and environmental hygiene, which is key to personal protection against infection and prevention of the spread of the disease in the community.” – CHP spokesman

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019, the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 3831 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 273# confirmed cases, 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 3248 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 311 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Among the 273 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 170 remained hospitalised, 100 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/21/P2020032100483.htm

Update on COVID-19 test centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/21/P2020032100696.htm

Government announces enhanced measures for disease control
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/22/P2020032200022.htm
Strengthen testing programme for people returning Hong Kong
 Adjustments to public services and temporary closures of some facilities
–  Deferral of Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination
–  Stringent enforcement actions against contravention of quarantine order
– Strengthening disease prevention at residential care homes for the elderly

Transcript of remarks of press conference
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/21/P2020032100756.htm
“The community, the 7.5 million population, together through their joint efforts, have resisted this community transmission and ensure that Hong Kong’s confirmed cases, both in terms of absolute numbers and in terms of incidence per one million population, are relatively low compared to other places all over the world. Hong Kong people would not like this situation to be undermined by individuals who refuse to abide by the quarantine order. So the time has come for us again  to be very decisive and adopt a zero-tolerance approach. Previously, where cases were discovered to have left home, we will give them a warning and the second time we will send them to the quarantine centre. But I am now saying and telling those individuals on the quarantine order, if we find you on the street when you should be at home under quarantine order, then immediately we will prosecute, which means that the policemen will take evidence and then will put it through the Department of Justice as usual for prosecution.” – CE Carrie Lam.

Hospital Authority announces incident concerning test of specimens collected at test centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/21/P2020032100385.htm

Foreign domestic helpers applying to extend limit of stay to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/21/P2020032000829.htm
In view of the special circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, which might affect the arrival and departure of FDHs from/to their place of origin, the Immigration Department (ImmD) will flexibly consider applications from FDHs to extend their stay in Hong Kong as visitors for the purpose of finding a new employer in Hong Kong if their existing contract is due to expire or is terminated on or before July 31, 2020.

Latest arrangements on LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/21/P2020032100740.htm
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) announced on March 21 that, in view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the leisure venues and cultural facilities reopened earlier this month will be temporarily closed starting from March 23 (Monday). Other venues and facilities that are not yet reopened will remain closed until further notice.

HKSAR Government adjusts operation plan on second batch of chartered flights to bring back Hong Kong people stranded in Hubei
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/21/P2020032100708.htm
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government on March 21 announced that it would commission a total of four chartered flights on March 25 and 26 to bring back Hong Kong residents stranded in Hubei. There will also be adjustments to the operational plan, including requiring Hong Kong residents who return from other areas in Hubei Province except Wuhan be put under home quarantine for 14 days, and excluding the new assistance cases of Wuhan in the operation.

“Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” under “Anti-epidemic Fund” continues to disburse subsidies
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/21/P2020032000635.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E
– Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 21

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/21.htm

All press releases Mar 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 21

– All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

CHP investigates 48 additional cases of COVID-19 and improves the samples collection arrangement under the Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/20/P2020032000844.htm

– 48 new cases (35 imported)
– Total now 257 (256 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 98 discharged
Today’s cases involve 26 males and 22 females aged between four and 69. Among them, 35 had travel history during the incubation period.

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 20 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 3,588 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 250 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 3,046 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19 confirmed in Hong Kong. The remaining 291 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of six additional confirmed case (Case no.224, 225, 226, 227, 229 and 230) after 20 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 256 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 155 remained hospitalised, 98 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/20/P2020032000501.htm

Government approves first two production lines under Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/20/P2020032000131.htm
The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau announced on March 20 that it had approved the first two production lines under the Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme. The applicant of the first approved production line is Topwill Passion Limited. The production line is expected to supply an average of 2 million masks to the Government every month from April 20, and produce a further 250 000 masks for the local market on average every month. The applicant of the second approved production line is Shang Manufactory Limited. The production line is expected to supply an average of 800 000 masks to the Government every month from May 5.

Distribution of masks to front-line cleaning workers of government contractors continues
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/20/P2020032000292.htm

OGCIO sends out SMS messages for activating “StayHomeSafe” mobile app
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/20/P2020032000645.htm
SMS messages to activate the “StayHomeSafe” mobile app have already been sent out to inbound travellers arriving at Hong Kong via the Hong Kong International Airport by noon on March 20. From March 19 till noon today, over 7 400 new monitoring wristbands in supporting compulsory quarantine measures were distributed to persons arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport to use in pair with the “StayHomeSafe” mobile app.

Announcement by Judiciary
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/20/P2020032000593.htm
The Judiciary on March 20 announced that the General Adjourned Period (GAP), which began on January 29, will end on March 22. Court business, unless otherwise indicated, will generally resume on March 23.

HKSAR Government assists Hong Kong residents in Morocco
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/20/P2020032000774.htm
​As at today, the Immigration Department, through the 1868 hotline, and the referrals from the Chinese Embassy in the Kingdom of Morocco and Legislative Council members, received assistance requests from 147 Hong Kong residents concerning the home passage to Hong Kong. Among them 70 are from group tours, and more than 70 are individual travellers. The Immigration Department immediately rendered proper advice and assistance to these Hong Kong residents in accordance with their and their families’ wishes. With the coordination between the Government and the commercial airlines, 72 of them have already booked their flights home. They have either already boarded on different flights, or have secured return arrangements.

Government welcomes approval of concessionary low-interest loan with 100 per cent guarantee commitment by Finance Committee
The Government welcomed the approval of a new loan guarantee commitment of $20 billion under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau to introduce a new Special 100 per cent Guarantee Product under the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme (SFGS) by the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council on March 20. The Government plans to roll out the new product within April this year to provide timely assistance to tide those enterprises in need over during this difficult time.

Anti-epidemic Fund allowance supporting frontline cleansing and security workers to be rolled out
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/20/P2020032000767.htm
Government bureaux and departments and the Hong Kong Housing Authority (“HA”) are approaching service contractors under their appointment to appeal for their assistance in transferring the monthly allowance of $1,000 under the Anti-epidemic Fund to frontline cleansing workers, toilet attendants and security workers.

Anti-epidemic Fund begins disbursing subsidies to arts and culture sector
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/20/P2020032000559.htm

Subsidy to Needy Primary and Secondary Students for Purchasing Mobile Computer Devices to Facilitate the Practice of e-Learning under the Community Care Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/20/P2020032000194.htm

Remarks by SCED Edward Yau at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/20/P2020032000495.htm
“Since the approval of the emergency fund (Anti-epidemic Fund) last month, we have rolled out a Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme, whereby the Government would subsidise the capital cost, and also agree to procure masks produced under the scheme. We have given initial approval to two applicants who are able to meet the basic requirements.”– SCED Edward Yau

CE Carrie Lam visits Auxiliary Medical Service Headquarters
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/20/P2020032000757.htm

CS Matthew Cheuing visits OGCIO’s monitoring centre in North Point
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/20/P2020032000723.htm

The monitoring centres are established to monitor the persons under compulsory quarantine are staying at their dwelling places.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E

– Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 20

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/20.htm

All press releases Mar 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 20

– All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

CHP investigates 16 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/19/P2020031900707.htm
– 16 new cases (14 classified as imported cases)
– Total now 209 (208 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 98 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 19 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 3321 casesfulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 206 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 2752 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19 confirmed in Hong Kong. The remaining 362 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of two additional confirmed case (Case no.194 and 205) after 19 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 208 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 107 remained hospitalised, 98 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/19/P2020031900532.htm

CHP further extends Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme to cover inbound travellers under quarantine from abroad
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/19/P2020031900575.htm
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) has announced that the Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme, which provides a free testing service for COVID-19, will be further extended on March 19 to cover asymptomatic persons under the Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap. 599E), with an aim of identifying cases of COVID-19 early in order to minimise the risk of community transmission.

Temporary test centres speed up tests for people upon arrival
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/19/P2020031900664.htm
The Hospital Authority is working on the establishment of test centres at the AsiaWorld-Expo and the North Lantau Hospital under the instruction of the Government’s Steering Committee in relation to the COVID-19 virus.

Pet dog tests positive for COVID-19 virus
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/19/P2020031900606.htm

The current case involves a German Shepherd dog that lived in a residence at Pok Fu Lam. When the owner was confirmed with COVID-19, the dog was sent for quarantine with another mixed breed dog from the same residence to the animal keeping facility at the Hong Kong Port of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge on March 18. No positive results were obtained from the mixed breed dog and neither dog has shown any signs of disease.

Under Secretary for Food and Health’s opening remarks at press briefing on updates of COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/19/P2020031900585.htm
“Hong Kong is facing a new wave of public health risks from import-related COVID-19 infections. In the past two weeks, from March 5 to March 18, around 92 per cent are imported cases and cases related to their close contacts and those with travel history during the incubation period. Of these cases, only two involve non-Hong Kong residents, and the rest are Hong Kong residents.” – USFH Dr Chui Tak-yi.
 
CE inspects compulsory quarantine measures at Hong Kong International Airport
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/19/P2020031900756.htm
“In light of the number of confirmed cases in recent days, the threat of transmission of the virus into Hong Kong from overseas is huge. I appeal to all the people under quarantine to abide strictly with the requirements of the quarantine order by not going out for 14 days. Otherwise, there will be legal responsibility … As long as we stay united, Hong Kong will definitely win the battle against the epidemic,” Mrs Lam said.the Department of Health of a large number of people suspected to be infected with COVID-19 to arrive at Hong Kong via the Hong Kong International Airport every day.” -CE Carrie Lam

Princess Margaret Hospital announcement on hospital canteen disinfection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/19/P2020031900634.htm

Disbursement of subsidies to construction industry under Anti-epidemic Fund in progress
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/19/P2020031900552.htm

Flexibility arrangement to extend validity period of foreign domestic helpers’ contracts and points to note for home quarantine for foreign domestic helpers travelling to Hong Kong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/19/P2020031900394.htm
The Government on March 19 announced that the flexibility arrangement to extend the validity period of the contracts of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) will be extended with immediate effect. The Labour Department (LD) also appeals to employers of FDHs and employment agencies (EAs) to make necessary arrangements to accommodate the compulsory home quarantine for FDHs travelling to Hong Kong, which is effective on March 19. 

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E

– Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 19

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/19.htm

All press releases Mar 20
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 19

– All overseas arrivals in HK from today (19 March) are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days

CHP investigates 25 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/19/P2020031900018.htm
– 25 new cases
– Total now 193 (192 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 95 discharged

“Meanwhile, according to our epidemiological investigations, clusters are observed in the local community involving large meal gatherings and other gatherings. Members of the public are urged to go out less and reduce social activities such as meal gatherings or other gatherings, and maintain an appropriate social distance with other people as far as possible.”

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 18 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 3059 casesfulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 184 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 2636 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19 confirmed in Hong Kong. The remaining 238 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of eight additional confirmed case (Case no.175, 176, 180-182, 191-193) after 18 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 192 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 94 remained hospitalised, 95 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99)

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation gazetted
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/18/P2020031800758.htm

The Government published in the Gazette on March 18 the Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation (Cap. 599E). The Regulation introduces a resolute and rigorous measure to combat the global outbreak of the COVID-19 by imposing compulsory quarantine orders on all persons arriving from all places outside China. The Regulation will commence at 00.00am on March 19 and take effect for three months. Under the Regulation, all persons having stayed in overseas countries and territories specified by a general notice in the Gazette for any period during the 14 days preceding arrival in Hong Kong, regardless of nationality and travel documents used, will be subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days.  

[For ease of reference, emphasis for clarity]
Section 8: Restrictions during quarantine

(1) A person must not leave the place of quarantine in which the person is placed under quarantine under section 3 without permission given by an authorized officer.

(2) A person must not, without permission given under subsection (3), knowingly enter an assigned place of quarantine in which another person is placed under quarantine under the Ordinance unless:

(a)  the person is an authorized officer or a health officer; or

(b)  the person is to be placed under quarantine under section 3 in the place.

(3) An authorized officer may give written permission for the purposes of subsection (2) to any person or persons of any category specified in the permission to enter an assigned place of quarantine subject to the exceptions, conditions or restrictions specified in the permission.

(4) A person against whom a quarantine order is made must not contravene the terms of quarantine specified in the order.

(5) A person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes subsection (1), (2) or (4) commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine at level 4 [Note: $25,000] and to imprisonment for 6 months.]

Exemption arrangement under Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/18/P2020031800812.htm
In accordance with section 4(1) of the Regulation, the Chief Secretary for  may exempt any person or categories of people from the quarantine requirement if the Chief Secretary is satisfied that the person’s or persons’ entry into Hong Kong are: supplying goods or services required for the normal operation of Hong Kong or the daily needs of the people in Hong Kong; for governmental operation; for the protection of the safety or health of the people of Hong Kong or the handling of public health emergency; or cases of exceptional circumstance that serves the public interest of Hong Kong.

Transcript of remarks by SFH at media session at Hong Kong International Airport
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/19/P2020031900007.htm

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/18/P2020031800682.htm

Labour Department appeals to employers and employment agencies to make arrangements for foreign domestic helpers undergoing compulsory home quarantine
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/18/P2020031800890.htm
The Labour Department (LD) today (March 18) appeals to employers of foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) and employment agencies (EAs) to make necessary arrangement to accommodate the compulsory home quarantine for FDHs travelling to Hong Kong.

Postal services to certain destinations suspended or subject to delay
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/18/P2020031800770.htm

Anti-epidemic Fund Steering Committee convenes second meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/18/P2020031800712.htm
 
Anti-epidemic Fund disbursing subsidies progressively to relevant food business licence holders and licensed hawkers
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/18/P2020031800776.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

Compulsory Quarantine of Persons Arriving at Hong Kong from Foreign Places Regulation
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599E

– Expires June 18

Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 18

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/18.htm

All press releases Mar 19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 18

Good morning – a few updates for today

– All overseas arrivals in HK from 19 March subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days
– Red travel alert issued for all overseas countries and territories

CHP investigates 10 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/18/P2020031700785.htm
– 10 new cases
– Total now 168 (167 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 92 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 17 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2886 casesfulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 164 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 2451 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19 confirmed in Hong Kong. The remaining 270 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of three additional confirmed case (Case no. 162, 167 and 168) after 17 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 167 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 72 remained hospitalised, 92 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/17/P2020031700469.htm

DH to further extend health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/17/P2020031700754.htm
From 00.00am on March 19 (say, 00:00:01 on March 19 for sake of clarity), the Department of Health’s Port Health Division officers will issue quarantine orders for compulsory quarantine to people arriving in Hong Kong who have been to all overseas countries/territories in the past 14 days, regardless of whether they are Hong Kong residents.

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on all overseas countries/territories
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/17/P2020031700577.htm
In view of the health risks arising from the persistent and rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases globally, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on March 17 decided to issue the Red Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) on all overseas countries/territories based on public health considerations. As the pandemic situation around the world is evolving rapidly, members of the public are strongly urged to adjust their travel plans and avoid any non-essential travel outside Hong Kong.

Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/17/P2020031700439.htm
“From now on, I would say the majority of arrivals in Hong Kong will be put under home quarantine or medical surveillance of some form.”

Government announces details of one-off subsidy for transport trades under Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/17/P2020031700617.htm
To assist the transport trade cope with the operating pressure in the current economic environment, the Government on March 17 announced the details of the one-off subsidy to the transport trades under the Anti-epidemic Fund. A sum of $1.4 billion is earmarked under the Fund to provide a one-off non-accountable subsidy, which is expected to benefit the registered owners of some 130,000 commercial vehicles.

Education Bureau progressively disburses anti-epidemic subsidies and support grants to schools
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/17/P2020031700589.htm
All schools offering full and formal curriculum (i.e. all public sector schools, Direct Subsidy Scheme schools, private primary and secondary schools and KGs) would receive the one-off Special Anti-epidemic Grant to help them replenish their epidemic prevention equipment, clean school premises and pay for other expenses related to epidemic prevention. The amount of grant ranges from $10,000 to $25,000, depending on the type and size of the school. Additional expenditure is estimated at $42 million, benefitting some 2,200 schools.

“Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” under “Anti-epidemic Fund” starts to disburse subsidies
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/17/P2020031700624.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 17

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/17.htm

All press releases Mar 18
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 17

CHP investigates nine additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16/P2020031600812.htm
– Nine (9) additional cases
– Total now 158 (157 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 88 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 16 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2726 casesfulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 156 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 2395 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19 confirmed in Hong Kong. The remaining 174 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of one additional confirmed case (Case no. 158) after 16 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 157 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 66 remained hospitalised, 88 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99)

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16/P2020031600511.htm

Government adopts multi-tech approach to support home quarantine
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16/P2020031600759.htm
The Innovation and Technology Bureau said on March 16 that the Government is adopting a multi-tech approach in home quarantine support. With electronic wristbands developed by the Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM) as a key solution, other technology solutions are also being introduced to complement the current monitoring system in dealing with the evolving epidemic

Government announces fee for persons staying in temporary accommodation from March 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16/P2020031600326.htm
Persons staying in temporary accommodation provided by the Government will be charged a daily fee of $200 for accommodation and meal arrangements from March 17 (Tuesday).

Government clarifies reports on fee for persons undergoing quarantine
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16/P2020031600827.htm
The fee charging arrangement only applies to those staying at the temporary accommodation sites, namely Tso Kung Tam Outdoor Recreation Centre, Sai Kung Outdoor Recreation Centre and Lady MacLehose Holiday Village.

Second batch of chartered flights to take HK people stranded in Hubei back to HK
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16/P2020031600364.htm
The HKSAR Government announced on March 16 that it would arrange the second batch of chartered flights to bring Hong Kong residents stranded in Xiaogan, Xianning, Huangshi and Wuhan in Hubei Province back to Hong Kong. Costs will be borne by the HKSARG. The Wuhan Economic and Trade Office of the HKSAR Government (Wuhan ETO) will arrange transportation for returnees to go to the airport in Wuhan. A Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau spokesman said that for Hong Kong residents now in Xiaogan, Xianning, Huangshi and Wuhan and who have not previously contacted the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit of the Immigration Department (AHU) or the Wuhan ETO, if they wish to return to Hong Kong, they can call the (852)1868 hotline or contact the AHU through email at 1868@immd.gov.hk for registration before 6pm on March 17.

Remarks by SCMA on second batch of chartered flights to bring back Hong Kong people stranded in Hubei
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16/P2020031600404.htm
“The earliest time for the departure of the second batch of chartered flights would be next Tuesday. As regards the number of flights and the days of operation, it very much depends on the final outcome of registration. When we confirm the final number of returnees, we will then allocate sufficient number of flights and know the number of days to implement the operation.”

HKTB to launch a HK$400 million trade support plan to reinvigorate tourism
https://partnernet.hktb.com/filemanager/intranet/pm/PressRelease/EnglishPress/Press%20Release%202020/03-Feb-arrivals-E_final.pdf
After the epidemic abates, the HKTB will launch a plan to strengthen its support for the trade and joint promotions, with an aim to speed up the recovery of Hong Kong tourism. The initiatives will cover local and overseas travel agencies, hotels, airlines and attractions, as well as the retail, dining and Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industries. The estimated budget for the plan will be HK$400 million.

Adjustment of the Base Rate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16/P2020031600233.htm
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) announced on March 16 that the Base Rate was adjusted downward to 0.86% with immediate effect according to a pre-set formula.

HKMA’s Response to US Fed’s Rate Cut
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16/P2020031600352.htm
HKMA Chief Executive Eddie Yue said: “Following its rate cut on March 3, the Fed further reduced the interest rate outside its scheduled meetings and also announced a series of other measures last night, including increasing its debt securities holdings, in order to support market operations and encourage banks to provide credits to mitigate risks posed by coronavirus to the US economy. In fact, following the US rate cut on March 3, global central banks and fiscal authorities have lowered interest rates and rolled out other measures. These actions together with the Fed’s latest decisions show that they are proactive in using various policy tools to mitigate the relevant risks.”

Monetary Authority announces countercyclical capital buffer for Hong Kong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16/P2020031600359.htm
The Monetary Authority announced oin March 16 that the countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) for Hong Kong is reduced from 2.0% to 1.0% with immediate effect. “Economic indicators and other relevant evidence have signaled that the economic environment in Hong Kong has deteriorated further since the novel coronavirus outbreak. The HKMA has been taking actions, including the establishment of the Banking Sector SME Lending Coordination Mechanism, to encourage the banking sector to continue supporting the financing need of SMEs in Hong Kong,” said HKMA Chief Executive  Eddie Yue. “Lowering the countercyclical capital buffer at this juncture will allow banks to be more supportive to the domestic economy, in particular those sectors and individuals that are expected to experience additional short-term stress due to the impact arising from the outbreak.”

FS responds on the reduction of countercyclical capital buffer
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16/P2020031600622.htm
Financial Secretary Paul Chan on March 16 welcomed the reduction of the countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) for Hong Kong to 1.0 per cent by the Monetary Authority. Facing the impact of the epidemic outbreak and the pressure of the global economic downturn, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Hong Kong have imminent financing needs. Lowering the CCyB will release some $500 billion in capital, providing banks with a larger buffer to support the local economy as well as hard-hit sectors and individuals.

Government announces launch of Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme under Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16/P2020031600197.htm
The Government will launch the Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme (the Scheme) under the Anti-epidemic Fund (the Fund) on March 23 (Monday). A sum of $5.6 billion is earmarked under the Fund for the Scheme which is expected to benefit some 70,000 retailers. Each eligible retail store will receive a one-off subsidy of $80,000. The first tranche of payments will be made within April.

Anti-epidemic Fund begins disbursing subsidies to live marine fish wholesale traders
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16/P2020031600463.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 16

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/16.htm

All press releases Mar 17
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 16

– Red alert issued for US, UK, Ireland
– Compulsory 14-day home quarantine for all arrivals from US, UK, Ireland, Egypt from 00:00hrs on 19 March 2020

CHP investigates seven additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/15/P2020031500735.htm
– Seven (7) new cases
– Total now 149 (148 confirmed + 1 probable)
–  84 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 15 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2645 casesfulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 147 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 2330 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19 confirmed in Hong Kong. The remaining 167 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of one additional confirmed case (Case no. 149) after 15 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 148 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 61 remained hospitalised, 84 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/15/P2020031500558.htm

DH to further strengthen health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/15/P2020031500630.htm
From 00.00am on March 19, the DH’s Port Health Division officers will issue quarantine orders under the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599A) for compulsory home quarantine to people arriving in Hong Kong who have been to Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States and Egypt in the past 14 days, regardless of whether they are Hong Kong residents.

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on Ireland, United Kingdom and United States
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/15/P2020031500609.htm
In view of the health risks arising from the persistent and rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on March 15 decided to issue the Red Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) on the aforesaid countries based on public health considerations. The Red OTA urges members of the public planning to travel to the aforementioned countries to adjust travel plans and avoid non-essential travel. In general, members of the public are advised to consider delaying all non-essential travel outside Hong Kong.

CE visits Lo Wu Correctional Institution and distributes face masks in Tin Shui Wai and Lau Fau Shan
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/15/P2020031500647.htm
Chief Executive Carrie Lam again visited the Lo Wu Correctional Institution of the Correctional Services Department (CSD) on March to inspect the situation of the increase in production of surgical masks and thank the volunteers comprising off-duty and retired CSD personnel for their devotion to the production work over the past months to meet the keen demand for surgical masks amid the COVID-19 epidemic. She then joined members of the Hong Kong Volunteers Federation to distribute face masks in Tin Shui Wai and Lau Fau Shan.

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Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

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“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
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WHO Coronavirus website
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https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 15

CHP investigates four additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/15/P2020031400856.htm
– Four (4) new cases
– Total now 142 (141 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 81 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 14 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2581 casesfulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 139 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 2288 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19 confirmed in Hong Kong. The remaining 153 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of two additional confirmed cases (Case no. 140 and 141) after 14 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 141 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 57 remained hospitalised, 81 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/14/P2020031400564.htm

Hong Kong Customs urges public to stop using four types of surgical masks suspected of exceeding bacterial limit (with photos)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/14/P2020031400390.htm
Hong Kong Customs today (March 14) appealed to members of the public to stop using four types of surgical masks as test results revealed that the bacterial counts of those four types of surgical masks exceeded the maximum permitted limit. Traders should take off the products from the shelves as well. Customs is proactively looking into the source of those surgical masks. … The four types of surgical masks were packed in boxes of 50 pieces each, with the selling price ranging from $200 to $499. Two of the samples are labelled with manufacturing place as Turkey and Nepal, while the remaining two had no such labels. It is believed that the two types of surgical masks without labelling manufacturing place came from South-east Asian countries according to initial investigation.

CE visits self-help organisations for people with disabilities
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/14/P2020031400786.htm
Chief Executive Carrie Lam visited two self-help organisations established by parents of people with disabilities and volunteers in Sham Shui Po on March 14 afternoon and gave them face masks donated earlier by various sectors to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government.

Updated blood donation precautionary measures in response to COVID-19 
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/14/P2020031400607.htm

Under Secretary for Food and Health speaks on health quarantine arrangements
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/14/P2020031400475.htm

Announcement by Judiciary
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/14/P2020031300612.htm
The Judiciary announced on March 14 that in line with the re-opening of court registries and offices in a staggered and progressive manner starting from March 9, the Lands Tribunal Registry and the Magistrates’ Courts Registries and offices will be re-opened on March 17 (Tuesday).

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“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
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WHO Coronavirus website
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March 14

CHP investigates six additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/13/P2020031300840.htm
– Six (6) new cases
– Total now 138 (137 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 78 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 13 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2523 casesfulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 132 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 2234 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19 confirmed in Hong Kong. The remaining 156 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of five additional confirmed cases (Case no. 134, 135, 136, 137 and 138) after 13 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 137 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 56 remained hospitalised, 78 were discharged, while the remaining 4 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55, 89 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/13/P2020031300543.htm

DH to further extend and adjust health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/13/P2020031300832.htm
Following the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s announcement today that the Red Outbound Travel Alert was issued on certain European countries (Schengen Area), including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Principality of Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Republic of Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, the Department of Health will strengthen health quarantine measures on people arriving from these countries and demand them to undergo compulsory home quarantine

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) on certain European countries (Schengen Area) and highlights public health risks under Red OTA on Egypt
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/13/P2020031300712.htm

CE visits bus captains and Lands Department
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/13/P2020031300748.htm

CS visits Hong Kong International Airport to inspect the latest health declaration measure
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/13/P2020031300456.htm
Chief Secretary Matthew Cheungreceived a briefing and demonstration on the operation of the “Electronic Health Declaration Form” system, introduced by the Department of Health to offer all inbound travellers arriving at the airport an option to complete and submit health declaration forms via smartphones or other mobile devices and at the same time help reduce paper use.

Airmail services to some destinations suspended or subject to delay
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/13/P2020031300678.htm

Hong Kong Customs smashes supply and sale chains of disinfectant alcohol with suspected false trade description and methanol
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/13/P2020031300522.htm
Hong Kong Customs in recent months smashed two supply and sale chains of disinfectant alcohol with a suspected false trade description and toxic methanol content. A total of 20 persons, including suppliers, persons-in-charge and salespersons of the pharmacies, were arrested from late February to today (March 13). During the operations, 284 bottles of disinfectant alcohol with a suspected false trade description were seized.

About 80 per cent of travel agents received payment of Anti-epidemic Fund
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/13/P2020031300439.htm
To assist travel agents to tackle the financial difficulties arising from the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government has established the Travel Agents Subsidy Scheme under the Anti-epidemic Fund. Each eligible travel agent may receive a one-off subsidy of HK$80,000 (US$10,200). As of now, the Travel Agents Registry (TAR) has received about 1,700 registrations, accounting for about 98 per cent of all licensed travel agents in Hong Kong. Among these registrations, about 80 per cent (some 1 350 travel agents) have received the payment.

Anti-epidemic Fund starts to disburse subsidies to fishermen
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/13/P2020031300643.htm
The starting date for application for the subsidy was March 5, and the deadline for applications is April 17. Thirty-five applications have been approved involving subsidies of $6,680,000. The department will process the remaining applications as soon as possible in order to provide assistance to eligible owners of fishing vessels or fish collector vessels.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
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BrandHK Update Page
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March 13

CHP investigates two additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/12/P2020031200796.htm
– Two (2) more cases
– Total now 132 (131 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 75 discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 12 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2476 casesfulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 130 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 2190 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19 confirmed in Hong Kong. The remaining 155 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of one additional confirmed case (Case no. 132) after 12 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 131 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 54 remained hospitalised, 75 were discharged, while the remaining 3 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/12/P2020031200508.htm

Blood test result of pet dog with low-level infection of COVID-19 released
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/12/P2020031200670.htm
The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) said on March 12 that the blood test result of a pet dog which had repeatedly tested weak positive for COVID-19 virus is negative…  The negative result indicates that there is not a strong immune response and that there are not measurable amounts of antibodies in the blood at this stage.

Public reminded of health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas and urged to pay attention to overseas situation of COVID-19 outbreak
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/12/P2020031200756.htm
The Department of Health (DH) on March 12 reminded the public that from 0.00am on March 14, the DH’s Port Health Division officers will issue quarantine orders under the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599A) to people arriving in Hong Kong who have been to Italy, France (Bourgogne-Franche-Comte and Grand Est), Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia), Japan (Hokkaido) and Spain (La Rioja, Madrid and Pais Vasco) in the past 14 days, regardless of whether they are Hong Kong residents. They will have to stay in a quarantine centre for quarantine.

Government committed to supporting students from grass-roots families for Internet learning at home
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/11/P2020031100623.htm

WHO Director General’s remarks on COVID-19 being declared a pandemic
https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-opening-remarks-at-the-media-briefing-on-covid-19—11-march-2020
“WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic… We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus… And we have never before seen a pandemic that can be controlled, at the same time. WHO has been in full response mode since we were notified of the first cases. And we have called every day for countries to take urgent and aggressive action. We have rung the alarm bell loud and clear.” – WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Handy Links

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“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

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– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
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WHO Coronavirus website
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March 12

CHP investigates 9 additional cases of COVID-19 (6 from one tour group)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/11/P2020031100753.htm
– Nine (9) new cases
– Total now 130 (129 confirmed + 1 probable)
– 67 cases discharged

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 11 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2432 casesfulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 129 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 2156 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 146 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Among the 129 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 60 remained hospitalised, 67 were discharged, while the remaining 3 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55 and 99)

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/11/P2020031100587.htm
Members of the public who have recently visited a place with active community transmissions of COVID-19 should be deferred from blood donations for 28 days from their date of departure. Currently, areas with active community transmissions include: Mainland China; Korea; Italy; Iran; France (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Grand Est); Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen); Spain (Madrid, La Rioja and País Vasco); Japan (Hokkaido)

Updated blood donation precautionary measures in response to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/11/P2020031100523.htm

Airmail services to some destinations suspended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/11/P2020031000619.htm

CE visits Civil Aid Service Headquarters and Chinese medicine clinic of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/11/P2020031100745.htm
The Chief Executive Carrie Lam visited the Civil Aid Service (CAS) Headquarters in Yau Ma Tei on March 11 afternoon to thank members of the CAS for assisting in the setting up and management of the quarantine centres to protect people’s health. She also visited a Chinese medicine clinic of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) in the same district to distribute face masks and other anti-epidemic supplies to members of the public including the elderly.

Masks provided for HKDSE candidates
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/11/P2020031100754.htm

Handy Links

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https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
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WHO Coronavirus website
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March 11

CHP investigates 5 additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/10/P2020031000782.htm
– Five (5) additional cases
– Total now 121 (120 confirmed + 1 probable)

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 10 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2386 casesfulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 117 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 2132 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 136 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of three additional confirmed cases (Case no. 119-121) after 10 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 120 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 53 remained hospitalised, 65 were discharged, while the remaining 3 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/10/P2020031000574.htm

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on some regions in France, Germany, Japan and Spain, as well as all of Italy
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/10/P2020031000715.htm
In view of the health risks arising from the outbreak of the COVID-19 in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comte and Grand Est regions in France, the North Rhine-Westphalia region in Germany, Hokkaido in Japan as well as the La Rioja, Madrid and Pais Vasco regions in Spain, the HKSARG on March 10 issued the Red Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) covering these regions. The Government also expanded the Red OTA currently in force on Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy to cover the entire country.

Department of Health to further strengthen health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from overseas
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/10/P2020031000663.htm
From 0.00am on March 14, the Department of Health’s Port Health Division officers will issue quarantine orders under the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599A) to people arriving in Hong Kong who have been to France (Bourgogne-Franche-Comte and Grand Est), Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia), Japan (Hokkaido) and Spain (La Rioja, Madrid and Pais Vasco) in the past 14 days, regardless of whether they are Hong Kong residents. They will be arranged to stay in a quarantine centre. The arrangement also extends on the same day to people arriving from the whole of Italy to replace the existing three areas of Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto regions in Italy. The quarantine measures announced earlier for those who have been to Korea and Iran in the past 14 days remain unchanged.

Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/10/P2020031000467.htm
“Hong Kong is an international city and an aviation hub. That’s why in the last two months or so we have been keeping the consular community informed of the strategy, of the measures that we have been taking so that when the time comes then they know the background. This is a general type of briefing we have done at least twice. I personally did one and the Chief Secretary for Administration did one, attended by almost all the members of the consular community and I have also written to them and sent them my first-month report on our anti-epidemic work.”

“For the time being, because of the uncertainty in the global situation, there are no plans yet to loosen any of the measures that we have put in place, but this situation has to be reviewed almost on a daily basis. I can update you whenever changes are made, but for the time being we are imposing more restrictions in light of the global epidemic situation.”

SCS visits departments gradually resuming public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/10/P2020031000442.htm
Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law praised government departments for striving to provide more needed services to the public in a safe and orderly manner by putting in place various infection control and social distancing measures. He also expressed gratitude to colleagues for their commitment and dedicated efforts during the epidemic.

Announcement by Judiciary
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/10/P2020031000536.htm
The Judiciary announced on March 10 that following the re-opening of the Court of Final Appeal and High Court registries on March 9, the Family Court Registry will re-open on March 12 and the District Court Registry will re-open on March 13.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
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All press releases Mar 10

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March 10

CHP investigates additional case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/09/P2020030900642.htm
– One (1) additional case
– Total now 116 (115 confirmed + 1 probable)

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/local_situation_covid19_en.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 9 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2346 casesfulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 115 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 2096 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 134 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Among the 115 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 53 remained hospitalised, 60 were discharged, while the remaining 3 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/09/P2020030900459.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
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BrandHK Update Page
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March 9

CHP investigates five additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/08/P2020030800776.htm
– Five (5) additional cases
– Total now 115 (114 confirmed + 1 probable)

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 8 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2306 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 113 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 2079 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 113 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of an additional confirmed case (Case no. 115) after 8 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 114 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 53 remained hospitalised, 59 were discharged, while the remaining 3 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13, 55 and 99).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/08/P2020030800463.htm

Update on Hospital Authority’s Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/08/P2020030800486.htm
The Hospital Authority on March 8 announced that one more GOPC will be covered by the Programme from March 9, making for a total of 64 GOPCs and 17 A&E Departments

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
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BrandHK Update Page
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All press releases Mar 8

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March 8

CHP investigates two additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/07/P2020030700763.htm
– Two (2) new cases
– Total now 110 (109 confirmed + 1 probable)

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 7 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2281 casesfulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 108 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 2055 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 117 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of an additional confirmed case (Case no. 109) after 7 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 109 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 53 remained hospitalised, 55 were discharged, while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/07/P2020030700566.htm

CE visits staff of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department in country park
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/07/P2020030700564.htm
Chief Executive Carrie Lam, accompanied by Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing and Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation, Dr Leung Siu-fai, visited Tai Mo Shan Country Park on March 7 morning to learn more about the management services of the park amid the virus epidemic. Mrs Lam noted that the number of visitors in various country parks across the territories had increased by 25 per cent in February.

Transcript of remarks by Secretary for Food and Health at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/07/P2020030700375.htm
“The Department of Health has also issued health advice to people who are planning to travel and asked them to delay their travel plans. Obviously, we are continuing to monitor the situation. At this point in time, we are not able to say when. However, I would also appeal to the public that they can look into the situation of the global places and all the different countries, and avoid unnecessary travel.” – SFH Sophia Chan

Latest arrangements on LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/07/P2020030600763.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 7

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/07.htm

All press releases Mar 8
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 7

CHP investigates three additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/06/P2020030600784.htm
– Three (3) new cases
– Total now 108 (107 confirmed + 1 probable)

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 6 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2249 casesfulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 106 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 2011 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 131 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of an additional confirmed case (Case no. 108) after 6 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 107 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 55 remained hospitalised, 51 were discharged, while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/06/P2020030600465.htm

DH strengthens health declaration measure at HK International Airport; urges public to delay non-essential travel outside Hong Kong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/06/P2020030600821.htm
The Department of Health (DH) on March 6 announced that starting from 0.00am on March 8, the health declaration arrangements at the Hong Kong International Airport will be expanded from inbound flights from the Mainland to all flights arriving Hong Kong. All inbound travellers arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport will be required to complete and submit a health declaration form.

CE and politically appointed officials donate remuneration to Community Chest
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/06/P2020030600412.htm
Chief Executive Carrie Lam on March 6 wrote to the Community Chest of Hong Kong, attaching cheques worth a month of remuneration from her and all politically appointed officials (including the Secretaries of Departments and Directors of Bureaux, the Director of the Chief Executive’s Office, under secretaries and political assistants) totalling 44 people with a donation of $10,805,250 to show that the governing team are fighting the disease and riding out the difficult times with the public.

Announcement by Judiciary
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/06/P2020030600424.htm
Plans are being made for orderly resumption of court proceedings upon the cessation of the General Adjourned Period (GAP) on March 22, if the prevailing public health situation permits, and that court registries will start to re-open stage by stage from next week, the first stage including the Court of Final Appeal Registry, the High Court Registry, the Probate Registry and the Competition Tribunal Registry on March 9.

CE visits Hongkong Post
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/06/P2020030600731.htm
Chief Executive Carrie Lam visited the Kowloon Speedpost Operations Centre at Lei Yue Mun Estate in Yau Tong on March 6 to view the centre’s operation. She thanked postal staff for working day and night during the COVID-19 epidemic, prioritising the delivery of a large number of parcels containing face masks to members of the public.

Hong Kong’s latest foreign currency reserve assets at US$446.1 billion
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/06/P2020030600257.htm
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) on March stated that the official foreign currency reserve assets of Hong Kong amounted to US$446.1 billion as at the end of February 2020 (end-January 2020: US$445.7 billion). The total foreign currency reserve assets of US$446.1 billion represent over six times the currency in circulation or about 46 per cenr of Hong Kong dollar M3.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 6

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/06.htm

All press releases Mar 7
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 6

– No new infections reported yesterday
– Total remains 105 (104 confirmed + 1 probable)

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 5 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2211 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 104 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 1979 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 127 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Among the 104 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 57 remained hospitalised, 46 were discharged, while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/05/P2020030500526.htm

First batch of Hong Kong residents stranded in Hubei Province return to Hong Kong safely
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/05/P2020030500798.htm
The HKSAR Government on March 5 arranged two more charter flights to bring back 225 Hong Kong residents stranded in Hubei Province to Hong Kong. The flights landed in Hong Kong safely at around 4pm and 9pm respectively. On board the two flights were 179 Hong Kong people stranded in Wuhan, and 46 Hong Kong people from other parts of Hubei Province in urgent need to return to Hong Kong, including one pregnant woman, seven Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination candidates and 11 suffering from serious illnesses or in urgent need to return to Hong Kong for medical treatment. With the return of 244 Hong Kong residents by these two charter flights, the HKSARG has brought back a total of 469 Hong Kong residents stranded in Hubei Province in this operation.

Update of postal services suspension in some areas in Italy
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/05/P2020030500505.htm

Ombudsman probes arrangements for production, distribution and stocktaking of surgical masks manufactured by Correctional Services Department (CSD)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/05/P2020030400535.htm
The CSD-manufactured surgical masks (commonly referred to as “CSI masks “) are mainly supplied to the Government Logistics Department (GLD) for distribution to various departments in need. Amid the epidemic of COVID-19 infection in recent months, there is a spike in public demand for surgical masks. The media and members of the public have reported that CSI masks are available on the market, calling into question whether CSI masks have been misused or resold without authorisation.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 5

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/05.htm

All press releases Mar 6
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 5

CHP investigates four additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/04/P2020030400780.htm
– Four (4) new cases
– Total now 105 (104 confirmed + 1 probable)

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 4 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2178 casesfulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 103 confirmed cases and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 1940 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 134 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of an additional confirmed case (Case no. 105) after 4 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 104 confirmed cases and 1 probable case, 60 remained hospitalised, 43 were discharged, while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/04/P2020030400499.htm

HKSAR Government sends two flights to bring back Hong Kong residents stranded in Hubei Province to Hong Kong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/04/P2020030400814.htm
The first batch of chartered flights landed in Hong Kong at around 5pm and 10pm respectively, and successfully brought back 244 Hong Kong residents in Hubei Province….  Upon the arrival of the chartered flights, the DH staff briefed the returnees about the quarantine arrangements and checked their body temperature. They were then taken to the quarantine centre in Chun Yeung Estate by pre-arranged coaches to undergo 14 days of quarantine observation. Upon their arrival at the quarantine centre, they will also undergo laboratory test to ascertain whether they are infected with COVID-19 virus. There are now two dogs under quarantine at the animal keeping facility at the Hong Kong Port of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge at the moment, which are staying in individual rooms. The other dog tested negative for COVID-19 virus. The Department has stepped up cleansing and disinfection of the facility.

Low-level of infection with COVID-19 in Pet Dog
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/04/P2020030400658.htm
A pet dog had repeatedly tested weak positive for COVID-19 virus which indicates a low-level of infection with the virus… The dog has not shown any signs of disease related to COVID-19. It is currently under quarantine at the animal keeping facility at the Hong Kong Port of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. There are now two dogs under quarantine at the animal keeping facility and they are in individual rooms.

First batch of Hong Kong residents on board Diamond Princess cruise to complete quarantine after returning to Hong Kong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/04/P2020030400713.htm
The first batch of 108 passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise returning to Hong Kong will finish their 14-day quarantine at 11.59pm on  March 4. Among them, except two confirmed cases of COVID-19 receiving treatment at hospital, the remaining 106 passengers may leave Chun Yeung Estate quarantine camp in Fo Tan. Transportation will be arranged to take them to designated location for dismissal.

CE visits Hong Mei House at Cheung Hong Estate in Tsing Yi
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/04/P2020030400711.htm
Chief Executive Carrie Lam visited Cheung Hong Estate in Tsing Yi on March 4 to inspect Hong Mei House, where confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving residents of units on different floors were reported earlier. She also met with personnel of the Housing Department (HD), the Home Affairs Department (HAD) and the Police to thank them for their tireless efforts in doing follow-up work to safeguard public health.

HKMA’s response to US Fed’s rate cut
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/04/P2020030400247.htm
“The US Fed has decided to cut interest rate by 50 basis points outside its scheduled meetings, and stated that it will use its tools and act as appropriate to support the economy. These actions indicate that the Fed would proactively use its monetary policy to mitigate possible economic risks posed by the coronavirus. However, further developments of the coronavirus are still very uncertain and financial markets will continue to see considerable volatility. Investors should manage their risks prudently.” – HKMA Chief Executive Eddie Yue

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 4

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/04.htm

All press releases Mar 5
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 4

No new cases reported yesterday.
– Total remains 100 confirmed and 1 probable

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 3 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2135 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 100 confirmed and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 1898 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 136 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Among the 100 confirmed and 1 probable case, 62 remained hospitalised, 37 were discharged, while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/03/P2020030300515.htm

Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/03/P2020030300391.htm
“In the last one and a half month or so, in fighting this virus, every decision made by the Hong Kong SAR Government is based on science and justification, especially with the very pertinent advice tendered by the four experts on the expert advisory panel that I have set up at the very beginning of this process. The ultimate objective is to contain the spread of this virus in Hong Kong so that we could protect not only the health of the people of Hong Kong but also the economic and social situation in Hong Kong.”

Hospital Authority “Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme” supplementary information
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/03/P2020030300687.htm
Since February 28, the Programme has been extended to cover patients below 18 years old and those patients with fever or respiratory symptoms subject to clinical assessment of physician in charge. Starting from tomorrow (March 4), the test will be further expanded to also cover around 10 viruses such as Influenza, Parainfluenza, Rhinovirus.

CS visits OGCIO’s monitoring centre
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/03/P2020030300597.htm
Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung Kin-chung on March 3 visited the monitoring centre of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) to see how innovation and technology helps verify people undergoing compulsory quarantine are staying at their dwelling place.

Airmail services from Korea resumed
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/03/P2020030300440.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 3

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/03.htm

All press releases Mar 4
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 3

CHP investigates additional case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/02/P2020030200744.htm
– One (1) additional confirmed case; one (1) probable
– Total now 101 (includes 1 probable)

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 2 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2088 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 99 confirmed and 1 probable case (Case no. 97) of COVID-19 and 1853 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 135 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of an additional confirmed case (Case no. 101) after 2 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 100 confirmed and 1 probable case, 63 remained hospitalised, 36 were discharged, while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/02/P2020030200481.htm

Gradual resumption of public services in smooth and orderly manner  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/02/P2020030200737.htm
Government bureaux/departments gradually resumed more public services today (March 2) in a smooth and orderly manner. The Government has implemented various infection control measures at government buildings and offices to reduce the risk of infection and the spread of the virus. These measures include enhancing the cleansing of public facilities, such as lifts and escalators, checking the body temperature of persons entering government buildings and offices providing alcohol hand sanitiser and sanitising mats, etc.

CE visits Immigration Department and Water Supplies Department
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/02/P2020030200755.htm
Chief Executive Carrie Lam visited the office of the Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit (AHU) of the Immigration Department in Wan Chai on March 2  to express her gratitude for the assistance offered by officers to Hong Kong residents affected by the epidemic, or are facing other difficulties outside Hong Kong, in particular for the large volume of extra work they have done for Hong Kong residents still in Hubei Province and those aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

CS visits quarantine centre at Chun Yeung Estate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/02/P2020030200657.htm

 

Transcript of remarks by SFH at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/02/P2020030200266.htm
The Government’s decision of progressively having some people returning to work and also starting some of the public services has balanced the expectation of the people and taken into account the current situation.

Provisional statistics of retail sales for January 2020 (down 21.4% y-o-y)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/02/P2020030200416.htm
The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released the latest figures on retail sales today (March 2). The value of total retail sales in January 2020, provisionally estimated at $37.8 billion, decreased by 21.4% compared with the same month in 2019. The revised estimate of the value of total retail sales in December 2019 decreased by 19.4% compared with a year earlier.

2020 Bun Carnival cancelled
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/02/P2020030200410.htm
The 2020 Bun Carnival originally scheduled to be held at the soccer pitch of Pak Tai Temple Playground on Cheung Chau has been cancelled. After thorough deliberation, the organising committee has decided to cancel related activities in order to avoid people gathering and to reduce social contact and the risk of the spread of COVID-19 virus in the community.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus

https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”

https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections
https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page
http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 2

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/02.htm

All press releases Mar 3
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 2

CHP investigates three additional cases and two probable cases of COVID-19

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/01/P2020030100724.htm

– Three (3) additional and two (2) probable cases
– Total now 100 (includes 2 probable cases)

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 1 March 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 2033 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 97 confirmed and 2 probable cases (Case no. 96 and 97) of COVID-19 and 1805 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 129 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of an additional confirmed case (Case no. 100) after 1 March 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 98 confirmed and 2 probable cases, 62 remained hospitalised, 36 were discharged, while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/01/P2020030100477.htm

CE visits ethnic minority families
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/01/P2020030100674.htm

HA seriously condemns malicious damage of South Kwai Chung general outpatient clinic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/01/P2020030100311.htm
The HA spokesperson seriously condemned the repeated malicious behaviour of damaging general outpatient clinics, which threatens the safety of healthcare staff and patients.

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Mar 1
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202003/01.htm

All press releases Mar 2

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

March 1

CHP investigates additional case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/29/P2020022900786.htm
– One (1) more case
– Total now 95

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 29 February 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 1984 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1770 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 120 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of an additional confirmed case (Case no. 95) after 29 February 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 95 confirmed cases, 60 remained hospitalised, 33 were discharged, while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55)

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/29/P2020022900573.htm

Blood donation precautionary measures in response to COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/29/P2020022900486.htm
Members of the public who have recently visited a place with active community transmission of COVID-19 should defer blood donation for 28 days from the date of departure.

CS visits quarantine centre in Lei Yue Mun
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/29/P2020022900409.htm

Transcript of remarks by FS (salary donation; property market)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/29/P2020022900393.htm
In considering the way to let our people know that we are willing to ride through this difficult period with them, we thought there are many different ways of doing it. Reducing our monthly salary is one way; making a donation to a charitable organisation is another.

Full postal services resumed
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/29/P2020022900362.htm
 
Secretary for Educationon DSE and anti-epidemic measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/29/P2020022900270.htm

Education Bureau to resume more public services starting next week
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/29/P2020022800727.htm
From Monday, all Regional Education Offices, the Joint Office for Kindergartens and Child Care Centres, the School Places Allocation Section, the Qualifications Framework Secretariat and other service units will provide public services as usual.

ICAC to resume normal services on Monday
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/29/P2020022900290.htm

Latest arrangement on services of Official Receiver’s Office
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/29/P2020022900356.htm

Latest arrangements for Labour Department public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/29/P2020022800680.htm

Latest arrangements for services of EPD
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/29/P2020022900320.htm

Latest arrangements for HAD services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/29/P2020022900238.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 29
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/29.htm

All press releases Mar 1

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 29

CHP investigates additional case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/28/P2020022800752.htm
– One (1) more case
– Total now 94

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 28 February 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 1936 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1718 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 124 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Among the 94 confirmed cases, 62 remained hospitalised, 30 were discharged, while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/28/P2020022800504.htm

DH strengthens health quarantine arrangements on inbound travellers from Italy’s three regions and Iran
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/28/P2020022800820.htm
From March 1, quarantine orders will be issued under the Prevention and Control of Disease Regulation (Cap. 599A) to people (regardless of whether they are Hong Kong residents) arriving in Hong Kong who have been to Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy or Veneto regions in Italy or Iran in the past 14 days, and arrange them to stay in a quarantine centre.

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on three regions in Italy and highlights public health risks under Red OTA on Iran
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/28/P2020022800789.htm

List of buildings of persons under compulsory quarantine
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/28/P2020022800891.htm
A list of buildings where persons under compulsory quarantine pursuant to the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C) (the Regulation) are conducting quarantine has been uploaded onto the Government’s “COVID-19 Thematic Website” (www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/).

Governing team riding out difficult times with the public
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/28/P2020022800810.htm
The Chief Executive and all politically appointed officials (including Secretaries of Departments and Directors of Bureaux, the Director of the Chief Executive’s Office, under secretaries and political assistants) will donate one month’s remuneration to the Community Chest of Hong Kong for charity purposes. The Non-official Members of the Executive Council have also unanimously agreed to donate one month’s honorarium to the charity.

ExCo Non-official Members distribute surgical masks to elderly
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/28/P2020022800415.htm

SFST distributes masks to elderly and new-arrival families
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/28/P2020022800635.htm

Latest arrangements on LCSD public services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/28/P2020022800488.htm

Rating and Valuation Department to resume normal services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/28/P2020022800860.htm

CE visits Fire Services Department and inspects infection control measures at Queensway Government Offices
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/28/P2020022800882.htm

Counterfeit Telegram channel
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/28/P2020022800918.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 28
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/28.htm

All press releases Feb 29

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 28

CHP investigates two additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/27/P2020022700782.htm
– Two (2) additional cases
– Total now 93

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 27 February 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 1889 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 92 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1663 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 134 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of an additional confirmed case (Case no. 93) after 27 February 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 93 confirmed cases, 65 remained hospitalised, 26 were discharged, while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/27/P2020022700514.htm

Detection of low level of COVID-19 virus in pet dog
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/28/P2020022800013.htm
A dog of a patient infected with COVID-19 virus will be handed over to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD). Staff of the AFCD picked up the dog from a residential flat at Tai Hang and sent the dog to the animal keeping facility at the Hong Kong Port of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge… Nasal and oral cavity samples tested weak positive to COVID-19 virus. The dog does not have any relevant symptoms. The dog is the only animal under quarantine at the animal keeping facility at the moment.

Public services to resume in a safe and orderly manner while we fight the virus together
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/27/P2020022700685.htm
The Government will implement targeted measures to reduce social contact and infection control measures and gradually resume more public services from March 2 in an orderly manner.

Announcement by Judiciary
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/27/P2020022700465.htm
From March 2, adopt a progressive and staggered approach to pave the way for the orderly resumption of proceedings and re-opening of court registries/offices for all levels of courts/tribunals in March, if the prevailing public health situation permits.

SCMA explains to ethnic minorities measures to fight COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/27/P2020022700525.htm

HKSAR Government continues to assist Hong Kong passengers of Diamond Princess who are hospitalised or under quarantine in Japan
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/27/P2020022700779.htm

Epidemic prevention work at Chung Ying Street
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/27/P2020022700751.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 27
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/27.htm

All press releases Feb 28

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 27

CHP investigates six additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/26/P2020022600842.htm
– Six (6) new cases
– Total now 91

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 26 February 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 1820 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 91 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1601 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 128 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Among the 91 confirmed cases, 65 remained hospitalised, 24 were discharged, while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Anti-epidemic Fund Steering Committee convenes first meeting
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/26/P2020022600679.htm
– 24 programmes approved for funding

HKSARG announces registration arrangement for first batch of chartered flights bringing Hong Kong people back from Hubei
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/26/P2020022600624.htm
“The first batch of chartered flights will mainly assist Hong Kong residents currently stranded in Wuhan to return to Hong Kong. The costs will be borne by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government.”

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/26/P2020022600629.htm

Blood donation precautionary measures in response to COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/26/P2020022600476.htm

Handy Links

Website on the Fight Against the Coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 26
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/26.htm

All press releases Feb 27

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 26

CHP investigates four additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/25/P2020022500772.htm
– Four (4) additional cases
– Total now 85

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 25 February 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 1763 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 85 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1566 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 112 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Among the 85 confirmed cases, 65 remained hospitalised, 18 were discharged, while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/25/P2020022500424.htm

Secretary for Education’s opening remarks at press conference
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/25/P2020022500760.htm
As the novel coronavirus epidemic shows no obvious signs of abatement, the Education Bureau (EDB) decided today that classes of all schools will continue to be suspended until end of the schools’ Easter holidays, i.e. classes will be resumed on April 20 the earliest. The exact date of class resumption is subject to further assessment.

CE visits Government Logistics Department and grass roots in Sham Shui Po
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/25/P2020022500789.htm

S for S distributes surgical masks to elderly in Ma On Shan
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/25/P2020022500647.htm

Handy Links

Website on the fight against the coronavirus
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 25
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/25.htm

All press releases Feb 26

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 25

CHP investigates seven additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/24/P2020022400754.htm
– Seven (7) new cases
– Total now 81

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 24 February 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 1731 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 77 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1538 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 116 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of four additional confirmed case (Case no. 78 to 81) after 24 February 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 81 confirmed cases, 60 remained hospitalised, 19 were discharged, while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/24/P2020022400569.htm

DH strengthens port health measures on inbound travellers from Korea
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/25/P2020022500007.htm
– Red Outbound Travel Alert issued on Korea
– Restriction imposed on non-Hong Kong residents arriving from Korea from entering Hong Kong with effect from 6am February 25
– From 6am February 25, the Port Health Division will issue quarantine orders to Hong Kong residents returning to Hong Kong who have been to Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do in Korea in the past 14 days and arrange them to stay in quarantine centre. Hong Kong residents returning from other cities and provinces of Korea will be required to undergo medical surveillance for 14 days.

Government issues Red Outbound Travel Alert on Korea
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/24/P2020022400639.htm
– Red OTA urges the public planning to travel to Korea to adjust travel plans and avoid non-essential travel.

Transcript of remarks by SCMA, S for S and SFH at media session (HK residents in Hubei; arrivals from Korea)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/24/P2020022400777.htm

Opening remarks by SCMA on Hong Kong people in Hubei
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/24/P2020022400752.htm
The HKSAR Government announces that chartered flights will be arranged to bring back Hong Kong people stranded in Hubei in batches. This is a joint operation by the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, the Security Bureau, the Food and Health Bureau and relevant departments such as the Immigration Department, the Department of Health and the Hospital Authority. The Director of Immigration will also take part in the operation. We need to discuss and finalise the detailed arrangements with the Hubei Provincial Government before the operation could be implemented.

Special scheme introduced for delivering prescription medications to Hong Kong people in Guangdong and Fujian with urgent need for medications
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/24/P2020022400501.htm
Given the compulsory quarantine measures, some Hong Kong people in Guangdong and Fujian Provinces will be unable to do day trips to Hong Kong to attend follow-up consultations to replenish their medications and return to the Mainland on the same day as they had done so previously. Although their family members may collect the prescription medications for them from clinics, they cannot deliver the drugs to the Mainland owing to legal restrictions at present.

Special Emergency Response Allowance Introduced For Frontline Staff Working in High Risk Areas
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/24/P2020022400555.htm
According to the number of days worked in high risk areas, the allowance is set at 20% of the daily basic salary of the staff or $500 per day, whichever is higher. “The allowance, with retrospective effect from January 25, will be applicable until the lowering of the Emergency Response Level,” added the spokesperson.

 

“Anti-epidemic Support Scheme for Property Management Sector” under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/24/P2020022400745.htm

Handy Links

Website on coronavirus (new website)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 24
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/24.htm

All press releases Feb 25

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 24

CHP investigates four additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/23/P2020022300733.htm
– Four (4) additional cases
– 74 confirmed cases now

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 23 February 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 1703 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 74 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1510 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 119 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Among the 74 confirmed cases, 60 remained hospitalised, 12 were discharged (Case no. 5, 6, 11, 14, 18, 27, 31, 32, 33, 39, 52 and 53) while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/23/P2020022300540.htm

CEDB responds to media enquiries on Local Mask Production Subsidy Scheme
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/23/P2020022300431.htm
“The Government reiterates that the only policy objective of the scheme is to facilitate the establishment of mask production lines in Hong Kong as soon as possible, so as to stabilise the supply of masks in the short term and to build up stock to meet future need in the long run.The Government welcomes applications from all organisations interested in establishing mask production lines in Hong Kong. The Government will scrutinise every application in an open, fair and transparent manner in accordance with the aforementioned requirements and other factors under the scheme.”

HKSAR Government proactively follows up on issue relating to return of Hong Kong people stranded in Hubei
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/23/P2020022300660.htm
The HKSAR Government is determined to overcome all difficulties with the aim of bringing back the Hong Kong people stranded in Hubei. At the same time, there is a need for all relevant parties to come together to draw up a sound and safe plan in order to reduce the public health risks to a minimum. We will lose no time in liaising with various parties to finalise the plan as soon as possible

Handy Links

Website on coronavirus (new website)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 23
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/23.htm

All press releases Feb 24

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 23

CHP investigates additional case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/22/P2020022200738.htm
– One (1) additional case
– 69 confirmed, 1 probable case

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 22 February 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 1671 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 68 confirmed cases of COVID-19, one probable case of COVID-19 (Case no. 66) and 1494 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 108 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of an additional confirmed case (Case no. 70) after 22 February 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 70 confirmed/probable cases, 57 remained hospitalised, 11 were discharged (Case no. 5, 6, 11, 14, 18, 27, 31, 32, 39, 52 and 53) while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/22/P2020022200494.htm

Third charter flight bringing back Hong Kong residents from Diamond Princess departs Tokyo
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/23/P2020022300055.htm

CS distributes surgical masks to elderly and public in North Point
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/22/P2020022200375.htm

Transcript of remarks by Secretary for Security and Secretary for Food and Health at media session (Diamond Princess)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/22/P2020022200572.htm

Transcript of remarks by Secretary for Labour and Welfare on anti-epidemic measures
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/22/P2020022200215.htm
“The approach in this Anti-epidemic Fund is basically trying to help the employers to maintain their business as far as possible. If they can maintain their business, then the employment can continue, instead of closing down or firing their own staff.”

Handy Links

Website on coronavirus (new website)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 22
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/22.htm

All press releases Feb 23

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 22

Latest situation on infections: 69 confirmed
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 21 February 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 1652 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 68 confirmed cases of COVID-19, one probable case of COVID-19 (Case no. 66) and 1472 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 111 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Among the 69 confirmed/probable cases, 61 remained hospitalised, 6 were discharged (Case no. 5, 6, 11, 14, 18 and 27) while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Second charter flight bringing back Hong Kong residents from Diamond Princess arrive safely
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/22/P2020022200069.htm
The second chartered flight arranged by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to bring back the Hong Kong residents on board the Diamond Princess cruise arrived Hong Kong today (February 22) at around 1.40am.  Among the passengers on the flight were 82 Hong Kong residents and two Macao residents.

Transcript of remarks of CS at media session (Diamond Princess)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/21/P2020022100309.htm
Regarding the close contacts of the confirmed cases on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, earlier we learnt from the Japanese Government that they must be quarantined for 14 days after they have been in contact with the confirmed case. The Japanese authority will provide land quarantine facilities for these close contacts. The Department of Health does not think it is ideal for these people to continue to stay on the cruise ship given it has confirmed cases coming out every day.

First batch of persons under compulsory quarantine completes quarantine
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/22/P2020022100827.htm
Since the compulsory quarantine measure was introduced on February 8, the first batch of 663 persons has finished their 14-day compulsory quarantine at 0.00am today (February 22). No one from the first batch of persons completing the compulsory quarantine became confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the quarantine period.

Police officer suspected to be infected with COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/21/P2020022100640.htm

59 close contacts will undergo quarantine at quarantine centres
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/22/P2020022200036.htm
A 48-year-old male Police officer who stationed at North Point Division Police Station was preliminarily tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on February 20. Police are highly concerned about the case and would fully co-operate with the Department of Health (DH) in tracing the pathology, by proactively providing information such as the duty record of the officer over the past 14 days.Following the DH’s professional advice, Police provide the following information, Police are co-operating with the DH in carrying out quarantine measures for the 59 officers.

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/21/P2020022100493.htm

HKSARG enhances dissemination of anti-epidemic information through social media and online platforms
The “Hong Kong Anti-epidemic Information Channel” on Telegram broadcasts comprehensive information and the latest updates from the Government, including the number of novel coronavirus infection cases, the affected public services and other important anti-epidemic messages. Members of the public who have installed the Telegram app on their personal computers or mobile phones are welcome to join the Channel at t.me/HKFIGHTCOVID19 to keep themselves posted on the latest developments.

Government’s new Telegram channel counterfeited
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/22/P2020022200065.htm

CE welcomes passage of funding application for Anti-epidemic Fund by LegCo
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/21/P2020022100740.htm
“I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to LegCo Members for their support and approval of the funding application for the $30 billion Anti-epidemic Fund to achieve the objective of fighting the disease together to ride out these difficult times.

CE visits Social Welfare Department and elderly home
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/21/P2020022100804.htm

Latest arrangements for Hongkong Post services
We aim to take our full strength to have all inbound items of surgical masks delivered to the hands of the public within the following week. We will also continue with the practice of calling recipients prior to delivery to ascertain their choice for door delivery or collection from post office.

Announcement by Judiciary
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/21/P2020022100405.htm
All hearings of the courts/tribunals originally scheduled from February 24 (Monday) to March 1 (Sunday) will generally be adjourned to a date to be fixed. Despite the general adjournment, the courts will continue to handle urgent and essential hearings/matters during this period.

Hong Kong Customs urges public to stop using one type of disinfectant alcohol with suspected false description on composition
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/21/P2020022100734.htm
Hong Kong Customs today (February 21) searched an office of a pharmacy group and its 20 branches in various districts across the territory as well as over 230 retail spots and seized a total of 174 bottles of disinfectant alcohol with suspected false description on composition. A director and six salespersons of the pharmacy were arrested.

Open tender for procuring masks
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/21/P2020022100823.htm
The Government Logistics Department (GLD) indicated that a total of three offers were received for the open tender for procuring 57 million masks, which closed today (February 21).

Handy Links

Website on coronavirus (new website)
https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
– Expires midnight May 7

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 21
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/21.htm

All press releases Feb 22

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 21

CHP investigates three additional cases and one probable case of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/20/P2020022000773.htm

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 20 February 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 1628 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 66 confirmed cases of case of COVID-19, one probable case of COVID-19 (Case no. 66) and 1448 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 113 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of two additional confirmed cases (Case no. 68 and 69) after 20 February 2020, 12  noon. Among the 69 probable/confirmed cases, 62 remained hospitalised, five were discharged (Case no. 5, 6, 14, 18 and 27) while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

– Total now 69

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/20/P2020022000584.htm

First batch of Hong Kong residents on board Diamond Princess cruise ship return to Hong Kong smoothly
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/20/P2020022000537.htm
A total of 106 Hong Kong residents on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship, including the six persons who had completed quarantine at a facility in Saitama Prefecture and were permitted to leave Japan, arrived in Hong Kong from Tokyo safely this morning (February 20) on a chartered flight arranged by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government.

Special work arrangement for government departments to be extended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/20/P2020022000409.htm
The special work arrangement for government departments will be extended until March 1 in order to reduce social contacts and the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the community.

“Anti-epidemic Fund”

https://www.legco.gov.hk/yr19-20/english/fc/fc/papers/f19-46e.pdf

CE visits Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre and meets with I&T start-ups
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/20/P2020022000708.htm
The Chief Executive Carrie Lam visited the Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM) at Hong Kong Science Park this afternoon (February 20) to learn about its research and development and production of electronic wristbands for the Government’s home quarantine measure.

Secretary for Home Affairs meets representatives from property management, cleansing and security sector
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/21/P2020022000780.htm
Each of the frontline PM workers (i.e. cleansing/security workers) will be given a monthly “anti-epidemic hardship allowance” of $1,000 per eligible worker for four months

Response by CS’s Office to media enquiries
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/20/P2020022000540.htm
“The Government will continue to monitor closely the development. Subject to expert advice and the actual situation in Hong Kong, we will not hesitate to introduce necessary measures to suit the situation. In face of the severe epidemic situation, the Government calls on the community to act in concert, put aside differences and win the battle against the epidemic for Hong Kong.”

Handy Links

CHP website on coronavirus
https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C
– Expires midnight May 7

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
– Expires midnight May 7

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 20

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/20.htm

All press releases Feb 21

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 20

CHP investigates three additional cases of COVID-19
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/19/P2020021900676.htm
– Three (3) additional cases
– Total now 65

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 19 February 2020, 12:00 noon), the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health has received reports of a total of 1609 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1417 cases which were ruled out as COVID-19. The remaining 129 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Separately, the CHP has received notification of the 64th and 65th confirmed cases after 19 February 2020, 12:00 noon. Among the 65 confirmed cases, 58 remained hospitalised, five were discharged (Case no. 5, 6, 14, 18 and 27) while the remaining 2 cases were fatal cases (Case no. 13 and 55).

Public hospitals daily update on COVID-19 cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/19/P2020021900588.htm

Transcript of remarks of media session (Japanese cruise)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/19/P2020021900452.htm
“The Japanese authorities have indicated they will start allowing passengers on board the cruise to disembark today after the passengers have been tested negative. So far we know that between 20 and 30 Hong Kong passengers should have been tested negative. We are pressing for more results today, so hopefully the number of Hong Kong people who are confirmed to be negative will increase. We are pressing the Japanese authorities to allow them all to come down.” – Secretary for Security John Lee.

CE visits Centre for Health Protection and inspects quarantine centre at Chun Yeung Estate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/19/P2020021900709.htm

LegCo Questions on tackling the coronavirus

(Hong Mei House sewerage pipes)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/19/P2020021900385.htm

(HK residents in Hubei; protective gear for hospital workers)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/19/P2020021900384.htm

Handy Links

CHP website on coronavirus
https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
– Expires midnight May 7

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 18

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/18.htm

All press releases Feb 19

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 19

CHP investigates two additional cases of novel coronavirus infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/18/P2020021800659.htm
– Two (2) additional cases
– Total now 62

Second batch of officers of HKSAR Government fly to Japan for taking back Hong Kong residents on board the Diamond Princess cruise
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/19/P2020021900036.htm?fontSize=1
The second batch of 36 officers of the HKSAR Government participating in the operation to bring back Hong Kong residents aboard the Diamond Princess cruise to Hong Kong flew to Tokyo bringing with them the necessary protective gear yesterday afternoon (February 18). They join the advance team led by the Under Secretary for Security Sonny Au and the Director of Immigration Erick Tsang and 30 officers arriving in Tokyo on February 17 to prepare for today’s operation to bring back the affected Hong Kong residents to Hong Kong by free chartered flights.

HA enhanced laboratory surveillance programme extends to outpatients with mild symptoms
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/18/P2020021800437.htm
Starting from February 19, Accident and Emergency Department (AED) or General Out-patient Clinic (GOPC) patients aged 18 or above, presenting with fever and respiratory symptoms or mild chest infection, will be given a specimen bottle for the collection of deep throat saliva in the early morning of the following day, if hospital admission is considered unnecessary according to clinical assessment. Patients are required to return the specimens to the AED or GOPC for novel coronavirus laboratory testing.

Government enhances surveillance on novel coronavirus infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/18/P2020021800654.htm
The “Enhanced Laboratory Surveillance Programme” by the Hospital Authority (HA) would be expanded from February 19 to cover the patients attending the General Out-patient Clinics (GOPCs) as well as Accident and Emergency Departments (AEDs) to further enhancing the current surveillance, prevention and control strategy in Hong Kong.

Public hospital daily update on Wuhan-related cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/18/P2020021800408.htm

HA staff tested negative for novel coronavirus infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/18/P2020021800194.htm

Transcript of remarks by CE at media session before ExCo meeting  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/18/P2020021800404.htm

SJ participates in distribution of surgical masks to elderly
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/18/P2020021800613.htm

Secretary for Justice’s blog
https://www.doj.gov.hk/eng/public/blog/20200217_blog1.html
There are colleagues from different divisions returning to office to handle emergency works including attending urgent court hearings, processing court documents and attending urgent meetings. We have arranged sufficient manpower to provide cleansing service at office to safeguard the health of colleagues. For others, who are given laptops and electronic communication devices, are advised to work at home. I am heartened to learn that the Department of Justice is largely functioning well.

Handy Links

CHP website on coronavirus
https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
– Expires midnight May 7

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 18

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/18.htm

All press releases Feb 19

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 18

CHP investigates three additional cases of novel coronavirus infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/17/P2020021700654.htm
– Three (3) additional cases as at 8pm Feb 17
– Total now 60

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 (as of 17 February 2020, 12:00 noon), the CHP has received reports of a total of 1549 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 60 confirmed cases and 1366 cases ruled out. The remaining 123 cases were still hospitalised for investigation. Among the 60 confirmed cases, 57 remained hospitalised, two have been discharged (Case no. 18 and 27) while the remaining case was a fatal case (Case no. 13).

Secretary for Security speaks on arranging Hong Kong residents under quarantine on board Diamond Princess cruise back to Hong Kong
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/17/P2020021700653.htm
“We have arranged two chartered flights ready to take them to leave Japan on the 19th (of February), so that they can come back to Hong Kong on the 20th (of February). After their arrival at Hong Kong, they will be sent to quarantine camps for 14 days’ quarantine. This is done in accordance with the advice of the experts and according to the analysis about public health requirements. I advise all Hong Kong residents to take these chartered flights, so that they will all come back together to go through the procedures for their own health reason and for the protection of other people.” – S for S John Lee

Scientific committees under CHP review control strategy for novel coronavirus infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/17/P2020021700723.htm
Members agreed that there is evidence of community transmission of novel coronavirus in Hong Kong. In order to stop ongoing spread and prevent the disease from taking root locally, Hong Kong should continue to maintain the current strategy of isolating cases, quarantine of close contacts and medical surveillance of other contacts. The Scientific Committees acknowledged that as the outbreaks in Mainland China continue to propagate, the existing measures to minimise the population movements between Hong Kong and Mainland China should remain in place and be periodically assessed.

Hospital Authority’s follow up on two visitors confirmed with novel coronavirus infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/17/P2020021700714.htm
Two confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection had visited and participated in the meetings held at the HA Building on 6 and 7 February.  The HA will work with the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) on contact tracing.  Both meetings were held before symptom onset of the concerned patients. All participants of the meetings wore face masks.

DH prosecutes two persons for suspected violation of compulsory quarantine requirement
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/17/P2020021700772.htm
Summons will be issued against two persons suspected to have violated the Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C) (the Regulation).

Public hospital daily update on Wuhan-related cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/17/P2020021700504

CE and Principal Officials kick off distribution work of donated surgical masks  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/18/P2020021800009.htm
The Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the Secretary for Home Affairs Lau Kong-wah and the Secretary for Labour and Welfare Dr Law Chi-kwong yesterday evening (February 17) joined non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to distribute surgical masks to the elderly and grassroots families in need at different districts. The surgical masks were donated by private organisations … other Principal Officials will join other NGOs to conduct visits and distribute surgical masks.

CS visits HK Post on according priority to surgical mask parcels
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/17/P2020021700557.htm

Government distributes masks to frontline cleansing workers of government contractors
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/17/P2020021700739.htm
The first batch of around 95 000 masks was delivered … priority given to those workers responsible for cleaning public toilets, public markets, refuse collection points, streets and public housing estates.

Forty surgical mask samples test-purchased by Hong Kong Customs comply with requirements of Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/17/P2020021700469.htm
Up till now, all of the 40 test-purchased surgical masks in two batches have passed the tests on bacterial counts and no violations of the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance (CGSO) have yet been found. Customs will continue to arrange safety tests for samples and the results will be announced as soon as possible.

Handy Links

CHP website on coronavirus
https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
– Expires midnight May 7

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 17

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/17.htm

All press releases Feb 18

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 17

CHP investigates additional case of novel coronavirus infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/16/P2020021600663.htm
– One (1) additional case as at  8pm February 16
– Total now 57

https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
The CHP has received reports of a total of 1534 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 57 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus and 1,341 cases ruled out as novel coronavirus infection. The remaining 136 cases are still hospitalised for investigation. Among the 57 confirmed cases, 54 remained hospitalised, two have been discharged (Case no. 18 and 27) while the remaining case was a fatal case (Case no. 13).

CE inspects anti-epidemic
“The epidemic is still severe, members of all the Government departments and the HA will work together in their respective positions to tackle the disease. I also appeal to members of the public to pay attention to information released by the Government and support various work on prevention and control of the disease, including going out less to avoid social contact and enhancing personal hygiene.”  – CE Carrie Lam

Government’s guidelines on distributing protective gears
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/17/P2020021700027.htm
The demand for protective gears such as masks and isolation gowns has drastically increased in recent days. Facing a worldwide shortage of masks, the Government Logistics Department (GLD) has already adopted a multi-pronged approach and stepped up its efforts in global sourcing to meet the government’s operational requirements. The GLD has at present a stock of about 12 million masks.  Together with the stock kept by individual departments and production by the Correctional Services Department, the current total stock can last for only about two months.

Public hospital daily update on Wuhan-related cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/16/P2020021600614.htm

Handy Links

CHP website on coronavirus
https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
– Expires midnight May 7

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 16

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/16.htm

All press releases Feb 17

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 16

Latest situation of cases of novel coronavirus infection
https://www.chp.gov.hk/files/pdf/enhanced_sur_pneumonia_wuhan_eng.pdf
Since 31 December 2019 and as of 15 February 2020 at 12 noon, the Centre for Health Protection has received reports of 1,517 cases fulfilling the reporting criteria of Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent, including 56 confirmed casesof novel coronavirus and 1,312 cases which were ruled out as novel coronavirus infection. The remaining 149 cases are still hospitalised for investigation. Among the 56 confirmed cases, 54 remain hospitalised, one has been discharged (Case no. 18) while the remaining case was a fatal case (Case no. 13).

HKSAR Government arranging charter flight to bring Hong Kong residents aboard Diamond Princess cruise ship home free of charge  
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/16/P2020021600026.htm
Once the Japanese authorities have confirmed the detailed arrangements, the Government will inform the affected Hong Kong residents details of the return date and related arrangements as soon as possible. Taking into consideration the potential risk on public health, the persons concerned will be arranged to stay at quarantine centre for 14 days upon their arrival in Hong Kong.

Latest arrangements on Hongkong Post services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/15/P2020021500551.htm
The volume of inbound mail for this week (i.e. February 10 to February 15) continued to outpace the usual volume by 70-80 per cent, of which around 70 per cent is Speedpost items with 40,000 items containing surgical masks. Despite that, Hongkong Post completed the delivery of this batch of mail within this week, and foresees that the mail volume will continue to stay at a high level and that the number of items containing surgical masks will remain more or less the same. In view of the urgent public need for these items, and that such items are generally larger in size, Hongkong Post will completely resume daily mail delivery service from Monday to Saturday for the following week. Hongkong Post will also maintain normal posting and delivery service for Speedpost items from Monday through Saturday to facilitate the delivery of such items received during this period.

Supplementary information concerning driver of Hongkong Post’s contractor suspected of novel coronavirus infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/15/P2020021500582.htm
In respect of the announcement made yesterday about a driver of Hongkong Post’s contractor serving Chai Wan Delivery Office with a family member confirmed with the novel coronavirus infection, Hongkong Post today (February 15) provided further information on the case as follows: The test result has been confirmed to be negative for the driver.

Public hospital daily update on Wuhan-related cases virus
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/15/P2020021500546.htm

SCMA speaks on assisting Hong Kong people in Hubei
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/15/P2020021500383.htm
As regards to the 10 confirmed cases of Hong Kong people in Hubei, our priority is to offer the necessary assistance and support to them upon receipt of the requests. Specifically, our colleagues in Wuhan Economic and Trade Office have rendered assistance to them in securing hospital places and ensuring that they receive medical treatment in local hospitals.

Education Bureau clarification on international schools
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/15/P2020021500620.htm
As compared to overseas students sitting for the same public examinations, the EDB understands that the above situation would have great impact on students in Hong Kong. In this regard, if schools have put in place all necessary preventive measures and allow parents to decide whether to let their children return to schools, the EDB has no objection for schools to flexibly arrange the graduating students sitting for the imminent international public examinations to attend the necessary tutorial sessions and assessment activities.

Handy Links

CHP website on coronavirus
https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
– Expires midnight May 7

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 15

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/15.htm

All press releases Feb 16

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 15

Transcript of remarks of press conference
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/14/P2020021400870.htm
“Today’s initiative to announce the setting up of this fund with an estimated amount of $25 billion is again one of those commitments to the people of Hong Kong. My biggest concern now is really for us to overcome this public health crisis together so that we could then focus on relaunching Hong Kong and rebuilding Hong Kong’s economic strength.” – Chief Executive Carrie Lam

Latest progress in follow up on novel coronavirus infection in Hong Mei House, Cheung Hong Estate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/14/P2020021400847.htm
The tests on novel coronavirus for asymptomatic residents of the A07 units of Hong Mei House, Cheung Hong Estate in Tsing Yi had been completed. All 101 samples tested negative for novel coronavirus.

Exemption arrangement under Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation (Cap. 599C)
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/14/P2020021400729.htm
In accordance with section 4(1) of the Regulation, the Chief Secretary for Administration today (February 14) exempted a further six (6) categories of persons from the quarantine requirement with effect from 0:00am tomorrow (February 15).

1. Personnel of organisations commissioned by the Director of Social Welfare providing welfare support for Hong Kong residents living in the Mainland;

2. Construction personnel tasked to carry out off-site duties in the Mainland that are essential and cannot be replaced by other means to ensure the quality, integrity and statutory compliance of services or components to be used in government projects, public housing projects and Airport Authority projects in Hong Kong;

3. Experts or personnel of the academic sectors who are engaged in research and provide advice in combating the novel coronavirus infection;

4. Staff of Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse and livestock importers residing in the Mainland;

5. Staff and personnel of public bodies and their partners for the supply of wristbands and related materials for home quarantine; and

6. Personnel of public bodies and their partners, agencies, companies or organisations for the supply to Hong Kong of personal protective equipment (PPE) or materials/equipment for the production of PPEs.

Immigration Department and HKETO (Tokyo) assist Hong Kong residents quarantined in cruise
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/15/P2020021500053.htm
There are around 330 Hong Kong residents on board, including 260 holding a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) passport and around 70 holding a foreign passport. Among them, 11 have been confirmed to have infected with the novel coronavirus.

Hospital Authority welcomes additional funding from Government
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/14/P2020021400825.htm
Hospital Authority (HA)chairman Henry Fan welcomes Government announcement today (14 February) of an additional allocation of $4.7 billion to support HA to enhance public hospitals’ capability to respond to the new coronavirus epidemic. The funds will be used in different areas in managing the epidemic, including related expenses in frontline healthcare manpower; temporary accommodation arrangements and allowances; additional personal protective equipment; enhancing laboratory support; and strengthening a range of hospital support services including cleansing, transportation and supplies.

DH appoints officers from disciplinary forces to assist in spot checks on persons under compulsory quarantine
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/14/P2020021400650.htm

Hong Kong Customs issues clarification on face mask rumours
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/14/P2020021400530.htm

Hongkong Post response to media enquiries
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/15/P2020021500003.htm

Handy Links

CHP website on coronavirus

https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
– Expires midnight May 7

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 13

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/13.htm

All press releases Feb 14

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 14

CHP investigates three additional cases of novel coronavirus infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/13/P2020021300700.htm
– Three (3) new cases
– Total now 53

Education Secretary’s opening remarks at media session
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/13/P2020021300359.htm
– Classes suspended until March 16
Students currently in Hong Kong should avoid travelling abroad, so as to reduce the risk of being infected during the journey. Students should stay home as far as possible, and avoid crowded places and group activities.

Education Secretary’s remarks on class resumption and cross-boundary students
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/13/P2020021300418.htm

Announcement by Judiciary
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/13/P2020021300674.htm
All hearings of the courts/tribunals originally scheduled from February 17 (Monday) to February 23 (Sunday) will generally be adjourned to a date to be fixed.

Government’s response to negative suspected case at CGO Tamar
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/13/P2020021300795.htm

Banking industry assists small and medium-sized enterprises in overcoming impact of coronavirus outbreak
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/13/P2020021300536.htm
In order to reduce the cash-flow pressures facing SMEs, banks continue to proactively offer to delay repayments or extend loan tenors, and to reduce fees. Some banks also provide unsecured loan products for SMEs to help improve their cash flow and made special arrangements to expedite loan approvals. Banks have also introduced relief measures targeting specific sectors. For the import and export sector, banks have extended the repayment period of trade financing facilities to align with the prolonged trade cycle as a result of the outbreak and allowed customers to convert trade financing lines into temporary overdraft facilities so that SMEs can manage their cash flow more flexibly.

Postal services to Canada return to normal
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/13/P2020021300437.htm

Other News

HK Rugby 7s deferred until Oct 16-18  
https://mailchi.mp/hkrugby/cathay-pacifichsbc-hong-kong-sevens-rescheduled-to-16-18-october-507617?e=ecdb885a89
“All tickets already purchased will be honoured for the event later in the year; for those who have entered our Sevens public ticket ballot, you will automatically be entered into the new draw for October.”

End of winter influenza season 2020
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/13/P2020021300600.htm

Handy Links

CHP website on coronavirus

https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
– Expires midnight May 7

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 13

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/13.htm

All press releases Feb 14

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 13

CHP investigates additional case of novel coronavirus infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/12/P2020021200705.htm
– One (1) extra case
– Total now 50

Public hospital daily update on Wuhan-related cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/12/P2020021200697.htm

Key statistics on service demand of A&E Departments and occupancy rates in public hospitals
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/12/P2020021200215.htm

Government enhances surveillance of people under compulsory quarantine
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/12/P2020021200770.htm

Postal services from the United States
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/12/P2020021200420.htm

Handy Links

CHP website on coronavirus

https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
– Expires midnight May 7

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 11

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/11.htm

All press releases Feb 12

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

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February 12

CHP investigates seven additional cases of novel coronavirus infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/11/P2020021100773.htm
– Seven (7) new cases identified
– Total now 49

Public hospital daily update on Wuhan-related cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/11/P2020021100525.htm

Latest progress in follow up on novel coronavirus infection in Hong Mei House, Cheung Hong Estate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/11/P2020021100768.htm
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is proactively following up on the cases of novel coronavirus infection in Hong Mei House, Cheung Hong Estate in Tsing Yi. Questionnaires with households of A07 units of Hong Mei House are completed. Apart from the close contacts of  resident involved in the case confirmed on February 10, so far no additional case has been recorded from other households. CHP has successfully traced all 34 households of all A07 units. Active case finding was conducted to identify any undiagnosed cases. Five residents who were symptomatic were sent to hospitals for isolation and treatment. All respiratory samples tested negative for novel coronavirus. Among the 34 households, two are from the confirmed cases. About 100 residents from 30 households will be transferred to quarantine centres while the remaining two households currently do not reside in their units due to individual reasons.

Latest Arrangements on Postal Services
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/11/P2020021100698.htm
Since CNY, the Post Office has handled and delivered about 30,000 items containing surgical masks. Daily volume of inward mail received this week has surged by 80 per cent as per usual, of which around 70 per cent are Speedpost items. It is estimated that about 10,000 Speedpost items containing surgical masks were received over the past few days. To speed up delivery of mail items containing surgical masks, from today (Feb 12), Hongkong Post will deploy additional manpower … to handle Speedpost items and arrange for night-time delivery. In parallel, mail delivery services will return to a daily basis, to handle the upsurge in mail volume.

Government proactively assists students unable to return to Taiwan to attend school
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/11/P2020021100628.htm

Postal services from Jamaica suspended
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/11/P2020021100315.htm

Handy Links

CHP website on coronavirus

https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html

“Compulsory Quarantine of Certain Persons Arriving at Hong Kong Regulation”
https://www.elegislation.gov.hk/hk/cap599C

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
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BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 11

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/11.htm

All press releases Feb 12

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 11

CHP investigates six additional cases of novel coronavirus infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/11/P2020021100018.htm
– Six additional cases; 2 from yesterday’s “hotpot cluster”; 3 from another family cluster
– Total now 42

CHP follows up on two cases of novel coronavirus infection in Hong Mei House, Cheung Hong Estate
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/11/P2020021100063.htm
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (February 11) proactively following up on two cases of novel coronavirus infection in Hong Mei House, Cheung Hong Estate in Tsing Yi, and is immediately carrying out active case finding at the 07 units of Hong Mei House to identify if there are undiagnosed cases so as to stop the potential risk of further spread of the virus.

Government responds to media enquiries on legislating on mask supply and prices
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/10/P2020021000639.htm
As the supply of surgical masks is tight in the short run, the Government considers that it is more pragmatic to strive to increase supply of surgical masks and manage the demand. The Government currently does not have any plans to mandatorily control the supply and prices of surgical masks through legislation, because this could be counterproductive, rather than addressing the problem at source, i.e. inadequate supply.

Public hospital daily update on Wuhan-related cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/10/P2020021000492.htm

Government updates on situation of Hong Kong people in Wuhan
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/10/P2020021000581.htm
“As of this morning (February 10), the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government received more than 1,000 requests for assistance from Hong Kong people in Hubei Province, involving 2,000 people scattered over 30 cities in the province. The HKSAR Government, through the Wuhan Economic and Trade Office (Wuhan ETO) has all along maintained close communication with the Hong Kong people in Hubei Province to understand their needs, and liaised with relevant government departments there to provide assistance wherever practicable.”

HA adjusts service provision to focus on combatting epidemic
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/10/P2020021000711.htm
The Hospital Authority (HA) today (February 10) announced that it planned to adjust public hospital non-emergency services and non-essential services gradually in the coming four weeks to focus manpower and resources in light of the challenge of the epidemic.

Protection under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance for employees contracting the Severe Respiratory Disease associated with a Novel Infectious Agent in the course of work
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/10/P2020021000730.htm

Airmail services from Japan subject to delay
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/10/P2020021000542.htm

Other News

Hong Kong Arts Festival 2020 cancels February and March performances

https://www.hk.artsfestival.org/en/press/press-release/press-release-20200210.html
“The cancellations will affect the more than 120 performances of the 48th HKAF and its related events in February and March, including Young Friends activities, HKartsFestival@TaiKwun programming and all PLUS events, excluding PLUS films. The “No Limits” project will also not be held in February and March as scheduled.”

Handy Links

CHP website on coronavirus

https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 10

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/10.htm

All press releases Feb 11

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

February 10

CHP investigates 10 additional cases of novel coronavirus infection
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/09/P2020020900704.htm
– 9 of the new cases are a family cluster who shared a hotpot meal
– Total now 36 confirmed cases

Compulsory quarantine implemented smoothly
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/09/P2020020900715.htm
There were altogether 468 people, including 411 Hong Kong residents and 57 non-Hong Kong residents, being subject to compulsory quarantine yesterday. Among them, 459 conducted quarantine at homes or hotels while nine others were at accommodation provided by the Government. From the implementation of the measure yesterday till 7pm today, a total of 918 people, including 814 Hong Kong residents and 104 non-Hong Kong residents, were subject to compulsory quarantine, with only 12 of them arranged to be accommodated at Government facilities.

Government continues to explain operation of quarantine centres to public
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/09/P2020020900655.htm
The occupancy of three quarantine centres, namely the MacLehose Holiday Village, the Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday Village and Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Pak Tam Chung Holiday Camp, has reached their maximum capacity. The Government is actively preparing to convert the Heritage Lodge of the Jao Tsung-I Academy into the fourth quarantine centre.

Government completes health quarantine work on World Dream cruise
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/09/P2020020900564.
The Public Health Laboratory Services Branch of the Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) had completed tests on the novel coronavirus for over 1,800 crew members on the World Dream cruise. All samples tested negative for the novel coronavirus. The Port Health Division of the DH has completed health quarantine work on the World Dream cruise and all people on board can disembark.

Public hospital daily update on Wuhan-related cases
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/09/P2020020900481.htm

Immigration Department and HKETO (Tokyo) assist Hong Kong residents quarantined in cruise
https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/09/P2020020900697.htm
According to the information provided by the cruise company, there are 260 Hong Kong residents on board the cruise. Among them, three are confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus and are receiving medical treatment at a local hospital. The remaining are quarantined on board starting from February 5 for 14 days.
 
Handy Links

CHP website on coronavirus

https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/102465.html

CHP’s geospatial dashboard on coronavirus infections

https://chp-dashboard.geodata.gov.hk/nia/en.html

WHO Coronavirus website

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

BrandHK Update Page

http://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/WhatSOn/HKUpdate2019.html

All press releases Feb 9

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202002/09.htm

All press releases Feb 10

https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/today.htm

Coronavirus advice for travel

As the virus continues to have a global impact, the countries around the world have established travel advisories.

Home Quarantine for Inbound Travellers:  Frequently Asked Questions 

HK International Airport: Travel restrictions at Hong Kong International Airport

Swiss International Airlines: Rebooking options and flight schedule adjustments due to coronavirus outbreak

International Air Transport Association: Interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Regulations Map

Hong Kong Tourism Board: HKTB Announces Visitor Arrivals for April (May 15)

Travel advisories and airline/cruise situation: Global Travel Restrictions (Jun 2)

Useful information can be found under the following links

Please find below some links which we believe will be useful for you and your organization:

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: Together, We Fight The Virus!

Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong: Current outbreaks and epidemics – New coronavirus

World Health Organization: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

HK Department of Health:  Countries/areas with reported cases of Coronavirus Disease-2019
(COVID-19)

 

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